I'm totally surprised that this album was so well-received here. I thought that I was one of 10 people who actually love this album.
Last October, I went to Dublin to attend Britney's concert there and I spent some days there.
I went to HMV and I saw "Cinderella's Eyes" in a shelf. I knew that she was a member of Girls Aloud and I read in another forum that someone was totally obsessed with it. However, I bought it without knowing any songs of it (I usually buy a CD as a souvenir). When I came home and listened to it for the first time, I was totally thrilled. It's an amazing pop album with great lyrics: A great mixture of joy, fun, but also pain and I love her style. It's so varied.
My first thought she was goin' to sound like a wannabe of Cheryl's (you know, I have to admit that I'm not into Girls Aloud at all. To my defense, I only know two songs of 'em, which I dislike).
I read some post in this thread and I'm totally in shock. I cannot believe that British media (and people) were so rude to call her "ugly".
Was it really so fatal? - The only source I got are the lyrics of "Stick + Stones" and wikipedia.
However, "Cinderella's Eyes" should be a smasher. It's one of the best pop albums, which I've ever listened to!
My personal Top 5 of this album:
2 Porcelain Heart
3 Lucky Day
4 Cinderella's Eyes
5 Beat Of My Drum