Picks and Pans Review: Stacie Orrico

UPDATED 04/21/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/21/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT

Stacie Orrico (Virgin/Forefront)

After making her debut as a contemporary Christian artist with 2000's Genuine, Stacie Orrico gets into the teen-pop spirit on her new album. The 17-year-old, who opened for Destiny's Child on tour in 2001, recalls pre-"Dirrty" Christina Aguilera on this harmless 12-song set. The first single, "Stuck," with its catchy chorus ("I hate you, but I love you/I can't stop thinking of you"), quirky accordion sounds and Orrico's jazz-inflected vocal, is already a hit with the TRL crowd. Bouncing from pop rock to lite R&B to dance, with touches of hip-hop, electronica and Latin, Orrico goes through more styles than an American Idol finalist. But the singer, who had a hand in writing eight tunes, lacks the powerhouse pipes of Aguilera to elevate the more mediocre material.

BOTTOM LINE: Satisfactory Stacie

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