CD Review: Sol-Angel & The Hadley St Dreams

Sol-Angel & The Hadley St Dreams SOLANGE KNOWLES *** Polydor 1781756, £11.99

With writing credits for Beyonc, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, the girl comes with an impressive CV, not to mention a burgeoning film career.

The music is a smooth blend of Seventies old school and modern R&B, exemplified by the disco groove of 'TONY' and the cheesy cha cha cha that is 'Dancing In The Dark', while 'I Decided' puts a spin on the Supremes' Motown sound.

Things get more interesting away from that template on 'I Told You So', but the record is pleasant without ever being spectacular.

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