Top critical review
Hip Hop Meets Techno Meets Pygmalion
on June 5, 2009
Originally I'd ordered this CD because my 15 year old daughter (hiya Ciara!) is a big fan of Lady Sovereign. To see what her excitement was all about, I played "Jigsaw" & found, for the most part, that I could see why she likes her as much as she does. First off, I'm all about giving "props" to women hip-hop artists...it's always been such a male-dominated genre that it's refreshing to see newer, younger talent following down the pathways paved by Mary J. Blige, Salt N' Pepa, etc. Second, "Jigsaw" (for the most part) seems to be an ecclectic mixing of both hip-hop and techno...so much so that one minute I'm shaking my boo-tay, the next - I'm looking for my glowsticks. All the while, Lady S. is singing away with her Cockney accent firmly in place (hence the "Pygmalion" reference..lol!).
"Jigsaw" doesn't offer listeners anything new in the way of riffs or raps...just offers the same-old in a different presentation. If half stars were available for reviews, "Jigsaw" would've earned a solid 3 1/2 stars. A decent CD with danceable tunes - nothing that stands out too solidly, but it sure is fun to bounce along to in the car.