Picks and Pans Review: Elisa Fiorillo

updated 03/07/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/07/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

Elisa Fiorillo

Fiorillo gained considerable attention as one of the featured vocalists on Jellybean Benitez' LP last year, singing the dance hit Who Found Who. With her first solo album, the young singer makes a strong bid to join the horde of interchangeable females clogging up the charts with bubble-gum disco. Move over, Debbie Gibson, Shanice Wilson, Tiffany, Jody Watley, Taylor Dayne, Expose and you other Mses. Fiorillo seems to have patterned her sweetly sincere pop delivery on Madonna's. Of course, she has considerably more range, soul and power than the Material Girl, but then so does an electric pencil sharpener. Mostly, Fiorillo is nondescript. One tune, How Can I Forget You?, has a pretty good groove, but the rest of the album sounds like the sound track for a convention of mall rats. (Chrysalis)

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