RELEASE
July 17, 2007
LABEL
Universal Distribution
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Pop

Album Review

Sweetness rules on Colbie Caillat's debut, Coco, which is perhaps only appropriate for an album bearing that name. The record doesn't play like a toasty mug of chocolate on a winter's day, though; it's a sugary lemonade on a breezy summer afternoon. It's light and comforting, a familiar blend of sunny pop and singer/songwriter tropes that flirt with cliché but never sound hackneyed -- a lighter, brighter spin on Norah Jones that sounds like an ideal soundtrack to a few hours in a cozy coffeehouse or a montage on Grey's Anatomy, whatever comes first. If that gives the impression that Caillat is a little calculated -- and if her music-biz heritage (her dad co-produced Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Tusk) gives the sense that she may have had a silver spoon, and if her celebrated MySpace popularity is also initially suspect -- then as an album Coco shows no crassness or coldness: it flows easily and, yes, sweetly, filled with gently ingratiating melodies and delivered with warmth and a casual charisma that proves to be quite endearing by the end of the record. Caillat doesn't attempt anything approaching a major statement -- the album is filled with songs about love and life -- but that's her appeal: she sings about simple, everyday things in an unassuming manner, letting her melodies and girl-next-door charm carry the day, and they do so winningly on this nicely mellow debut.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Oxygenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/oxygen/id259595095?i=259595097&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. The Little Thingshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-little-things/id259595095?i=259595102&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. One Fine Winehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/coco/id385804024?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Bubblyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bubbly/id259595095?i=259595115&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Feelings Showhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/feelings-show/id259595095?i=259595120&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Midnight Bottlehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/midnight-bottle/id259595095?i=259595126&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Realizehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/realize/id259595095?i=259595131&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Battlehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/battle/id259595095?i=259595139&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Tailor Madehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tailor-made/id259595095?i=259595144&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Magichttp://itunes.apple.com/album/magic/id259595095?i=259595149&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Tied Downhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tied-down/id259595095?i=259595154&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Caprihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/capri/id259595095?i=259595159&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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