Lebo - Lioness

2006-03-30 11:55
 

This is an album of pure pop purpose, and as such will always give way to rhythm and beat before mystery or gravity.

Those who have followed Lebo since her solo debut in 2000, or even since BoomShaka before that, won't have any gripes with this effort, painted with broad Afro-pop and dancebeat strokes. The occasional Maskande drop-in does add something interesting, although this happens far too seldom to impact the recording as a whole.

There's no serious problem with the production, either, but overall the album lacks a focus. This feels like it was produced to bulk up the catalogue, with no particularly outstanding tracks, and no real chances taken with innovation or design. Fans will ultimately disagree, but Lioness really tends to flop about lazily... disappointing.

- Anton Marshall


Looking past the unfortunately titled opening track "Bran New Day" - yes, that's BRAN - you're drawn into a somewhat sundry world on Lebo Mathosa's Lioness.

Shaun 2006/01/08 12:58 PM
Award Winning Quality I think this album could scoop a SAMA.It is fair enough to do so coz of the flavour and the way it was produced.Having said so i still think Drama Queen is still her best work yet.Lioness has a fusion of Original "Lebo" and Thandiswa flavour.And in my case with Thandiswa, I dont think many people were or still are into her traditional and afro-ccentric style but she did win Awards for it, and i think Lioness will do the same because of the Afro-traditional, Artistic and creative way it was done or blended. If i listen to Drama Queen, i listen to all the tracks but as for Lioness i skip tracks.Bran new day, Mabhubesi, Make way and Dance with me are the only outsatnding tracks and the rest has a genre of its own.With all this said it is a Pop Album not strictly Dance.And that positively shows how versatile and talented Lebo is. Zabalaza-Thandiswa
Mokete 2006/03/11 11:29 AM
Lioness Maybe it is because i am a great fan, having said that though, the album itself is great. However maybe in the future she should also consider releasing two albums at once; the reason i am saying this is because some afro-tradition songs are exceptional on this album, therefore she could make a killing, targeting different markets at once, by the way that "Should Have being Me" son, wow, baby you are talented. Lastly i think somehow that Lebo and production team were just a little bit idle on this one, could have done better. Lioness - Lebo
Mokete 2006/03/11 11:29 AM
Lioness Maybe it is because i am a great fan, having said that though, the album itself is great. However maybe in the future she should also consider releasing two albums at once; the reason i am saying this is because some afro-tradition songs are exceptional on this album, therefore she could make a killing, targeting different markets at once, by the way that "Should Have being Me" son, wow, baby you are talented. Lastly i think somehow that Lebo and production team were just a little bit idle on this one, could have done better. Lioness - Lebo
Chantell 2006/04/15 9:01 AM
Lioness This girl is by far one of SA's most talented and does wonders with her voice. I am a die hard fan, but think Drama queen was better. The afro-tradition is directed towards a specific target market and I somehow felt robbed and limited. My favourite is number 3 Siyaziwisa and can’t wait to see the music video. This girl is still young and I can’t wait to see what comes from her as she matures. Lioness-Lebo
RACHEL 2006/04/20 10:52 AM
lioness I HAVE FOLLOWED LEBO'S CAREER SINCE SHE STARTED WITH BOOM SHAKA.I WAS ONLY 7 YEARS OLD AND NOW I AM 19YEARS OLD.LEBO ALLWAYS COMES UP WITH A DIFFERENT ,HOT VIBE ,EVERYTIME SHE RELEASES A CD.THIS ALBUM WHEN COMPARED TO HER 1ST ALBUM AND SHOWS HER GROWTH, FROM BEING A"DRAMA QUEEN" TO BEING A'LIONESS MY FAVOURITE SONG WAS THE HIT TRACK"TSODIO".SHE IS MY ROLE MODEL AND NOT BECAUSE I LOVE HER BUT I THINK THIS ALBUM IS GREAT AND THE SONG "BRAN NEW DAY' SAY'S IT ALLL!!SHE IS A LIONESS!! HER1ST ALBUM
thabang 2006/07/29 4:13 PM
she is hot i think out of all south african artist lebo stands tall she is hot and her music is original and her voice us unique and says it all drama queen
nathi 2006/08/21 3:56 PM
liones cool
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