Picks and Pans Review: Amber
updated 03/06/2000 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 03/06/2000 AT 01:00 AM EST
News flash: Singer uses sex to sell records! Shocking as it may seem, it appears that Dutch disco diva Marie-Claire Cremers (a.k.a. Amber) has hit on the novel idea of shedding her clothes as a way to shed her anonymity. Wearing nothing but a pouty, come-hither expression in the steamy video for her hit dance single, the boudoir-eyed lady from the Lowlands warbles "Sexual (Li Da Di)" as she slithers between snow-white bedsheets. It doesn't take an Einstein to get Amber's relatively simple message: "It can't just be intellectual/ The way I feel is sexual." Unfortunately, her CD is less than a total turn-on. In fact, unyielding, water-torture-like drumbeats provide listeners with all they need to resist her seductions. Sorry honey, not tonight. We've got a headache.
Bottom Line: Amber waves of pain