Picks and Pans Review: Natasha Bedingfield

updated 08/15/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/15/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT


bgwhite bgwhite   

The younger sister of Daniel Bedingfield ("Gotta Get Thru This") displays pop chops of her own on her debut, which has already gone triple-platinum in her native U.K. The CD gets off to a strong start with grabby, glossy tracks like the hip-hop-inflected single "These Words," which showcases Bedingfield's vibrant vocals. But the second half, including the Ashlee-like rocker "If You're Gonna," is nothing to write home about.

DOWNLOAD THIS: "These Words"

From Our Partners