`Westlife` by Westlife
They are your boy-next-door kind of guys. The typical boy band with their chocolate-boy looks and their love-drenched songs. Westlife has come out with their latest self-titled album. And as if that was not enough, it also comes in a two cassette pack.
Some of the cover versions of old hit songs are pretty good. `Seasons In The Sun`, `More Than Words` and `I Have A Dream` are amongst the better repackaged tracks. Amongst the original songs, `Swear It All Again`, `I Don`t Wanna Fight` and `Can`t Lose What We Never Had` are worth listening to.
Overall, the songs tend toward monotony. However, unlike other bands, the lead singers are not singly identified. On almost all the songs, there seems to be a more or less equal contribution from the members.
The album consists of simple songs with simple themes. For variety and a look at the band members` individual singing talent, the supplement in the special edition is worth listening to. It comprises six songs, with a majority of them repeated in the form of remixes. These are actually quite refreshing.
Rating: If a collection of die-hard love songs and hundred percent pure POP is your style, then `Westlife` is the album for you.