Thursday, 16 April 2009

Leona Lewis

One could easily vent untold amounts of vitriol towards Simon Cowell's money-spinning talent shows, but two notable exceptions stand out amongst the list of distinguished alumnae. The first, Jennifer Hudson, did not actually win American Idol, but I'm pretty sure an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Dreamgirls worked OK as a consolation prize.

The other is Leona Lewis. I am a massive fan of hers. She's the closest us Brits are going to get to Whitney Houston, but thankfully, without all the Bobby Brown influenced crack dabblings. Sure Jamelia can sing a little, and I guess the Eternal girls had some lungs on 'em, but there is something magnificent and noble about Leona.

Anyway, it seems a tad hypocritical to then go and post a Leona remix after singing her praises, but hey, its not like she writes her own material so fuck it. Although not quite as good as Burial, this bears similarities with his oevre. The beat is nothing to write home about, but I do like the samples, and I'd listen to Leona cooking breakfast in all honesty.

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