Fails to break away
Darrell Wong | Hawaii, USA | 10/30/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Make no mistake about it: The success of Walking on Sunshine was nothing but an enormous albatross for this group. They wanted...desperately, overwhelmingly wanted...to lose their one-hit wonder status. To be known for something, *anything*, else.
Unfortunately, Break of Hearts didn't do it, and after listening to it, I have some idea why. It's servicable rock, yes, but that's all that it is. There isn't anything distinctive, bold, powerful, or even all that fun (MAJOR minus points for the bazillionth "girl/world" pairing in Rock 'n Roll Girl). I listen to Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, The Gin Blossoms, heck, even Puffy Amiyumi, I can sense spirit, heart, the willingness to be different. They take the rock sound and *do* something with it. That's someting I'm just not getting from Break of Hearts.
Nothing horrible, but nothing great, either. If you're a fan of straight-up vanilla rock, you're going to love it. In light of that, why they weren't more popular is beyone me. :-)"
Katrina is strong
Sinitta | Germany | 01/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"She is often overseen, but Katrina is a strong singer and performer. All her albums are strong too. This one has the hit "Rock'n'roll girl", but also quite some more good songs like "To have and to hold" or "Crush on you". Katrina & the Waves are far more than a one-hit-wonder"