"I played this Sheena Easton album a lot back in 1991! I liked What Comes Naturally, but it's no contest to the album's more funkier songs, such as You Can Swing It (very Bell Biv Devoe-ish), Manic Panic, Time Bomb, Somebody, If You Wanna Keep Me (one of Vassal Benford's earlier songs) and so forth. It was a surprising shift since I had always known Sheena as a pop singer that had many nice '80s hits. But this album challenges even Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson's dance heavy albums! The new jack swing sound that was popular back then worked well for Sheena too. And while Sheena's time with this music was short lived, it was very chance taking. One of my favorite albums by her."
Miss Hawthorne | Xanadu | 08/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great CD. In terms of todays music I'd say it was comparable to Vitamin C or Britney Spears but of course Sheena has a far better voice. This was her 8th studio album and it's excellent. The style of the music is dated slightly as it was made in 1991 but if you can get over that it's a great great mixture of R&B and Pop. Highlights are 'Manic Panic', 'First Touch Of Love' and 'What Comes Naturally'. Fans of Sheena's more traditional ballad filled albums should proceed to the checkout with caution but casual 90's pop fans wont be disappointed with 'What Comes Naturally'."
Do You Want To Dance With Sheena?
trebe | 07/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you want to dance to Sheena Easton's music, this is the CD for you. "What Comes Naturally" features Sheena performing upbeat dance music that may not have been that "natural" for her to perform and record. The music is her response to the changing musical trends of the time, continuing in the direction she had taken on her previous release, "The Lover In Me". Listening to it today, you might not realize that this was originally released over a decade ago. The music is so full of energy. Unlike her early releases, which featured many soft ballads, with keyboards and strings, the emphasis here is on the beat, and having Sheena vocally swing with it. If you liked her primary for lovely emotional songs like "Almost Over You", this music is not for you. The closest songs to that style are "To Anyone", "The Next Time" and "Forever Friends". The remaining tracks are upbeat numbers that are more suitable for active dancing. Very aerobic, workout music. It is interesting to hear Sheena bringing her unique vocal style to this type of music. The album's single, "What Comes Naturally" kicks things off, and even features Sheena doing a bit of rap. "Half A Heart" is a tune that kind of updates her 80's rock sound. "Somebody" could be a Britney Spears song. "Manic Panic" is a bouncy rhythmic number. "Time Bomb" and "You Can Swing It" sound a lot like hip-hop to me. "The First Touch Of Love" is rhythmic tune with a more "electronic" sound. It's hard to keep still, listening to these tunes. Somehow your hips just want to start moving.The sound of the songs may have been influenced by the success of artists like Paula Abdul. Listening to "If You Wanna Keep Me", you may notice a similarity in style. Unfortunately the audience for this CD was not particularly large. You won't find a timeless love song that brings a tear to the eye, but if you want to bump and grind, this is not bad at all. Purists should have no fear, this style of music is really not what Ms. Easton is about. If you want to hear Sheena singing the standards, check out her wonderful "No Strings" CD, which interestingly was her next release after "Naturally". More than just a talented singer with a beautiful voice, the lady is a survivor. Having just seen Sheena Easton performing her classics in Vegas, I can say that she still puts great passion and fire into her music, but also has the maturity not to take herself too seriously. Seeing her in person, has caused me to give this CD a second chance, and I'm really glad I did because I enjoy it now more than ever."
trebe | 06/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Sheena get this. It is one great song after the next. Hard to find anything about the CD that screams dud. The song To Anyone is such a classic it alone makes Sheena truly worthy. Along the venere of Isn't it so, I wouldn't Beg for Water, Just one Smile, and You've learned to live w/o me. You can feel the hurt. Suprisingly written by Matthew Wilder ("Short People") you have to wonder why Sheena isn't churning out hit after hit."