START, THE: Ciao, Baby: CD

This is the kind of slick pop rock that doesn’t really ever speak to me. At first, all I could think was that it sounded like Madonna or something, but I’ll give them credit for being a bit edgier than that. The songs are well recorded, well structured, energetic, but too perfect for me. Someone once told me that a certain female singer was great because she “sang like she knew she had a vagina.” As technically skilled as lead vocalist Aimee Echo is, I got through this whole disc without once thinking that she had a vagina.

 –jennifer (Metropolis)