Released: 1st October 2001.
It seems a little sad that people have dismissed Posh Spice's solo career before it has even started - although after a few more single releases, "Victoria Beckham" is destined to be a big seller. This is because, unlike any solo Spice effort to date, there are no fillers on this album and every track could technically be a hit single.
Here is a track by track review....
Such An Innocent Girl
Whoever advised Victoria to release this as the debut cut from her self-titled album must have been >out of there mind! This is arguably the blandest track on the album - although still had the potential to be a hit single.
A Mind Of Its Own
This is going to be the next release from the album and going on first listens it should be a big hit. This is a funky slice of R&B Pop and a little bit different to what you may have heard from the other spicies before...
That Kind Of Girl
I personally don't like this number - I think this is the worst track on the album. It's too sickly sweet, and the lyrics are similar to something Mariah would do at her corniest. Although this is Victoria's favourite track from her album and, unfortunately, is likely to be a future single.
From the worst track on the album to the best track on the album. This is a funky R&B/Garage slice of brilliance. It's very American, and you could seriously imagine this being released by Destiny's Child or Pink. This >has to be a single.
This was the track that was co-written by Dane Bowers - which is obvious. It's like the female version of "Shut Up And Forget About It", however it sounds wicked and is instantly catchy. I wouldn't be suprised if this ended up as a single release as well.
This is pop at its best. Sexy, cheeky, and very catchy! The track is upbeat, and sophisticated - without being to corny at the same time. Brilliant stuff.
This is one of two tracks written about Victoria's husband, David. It's a nice ballad which really proves Victoria can sing. This is the track she sung live on Parkinson.
No Trix, No Games
This is another one of my favourites off the album - the song is about Vicoria pretending to be someone she's not. Its a mid tempo Garage/R&B track that has a great verse leading up to a great chorus.
This is one of the songs which proves Victoria is a great songwriter - smooth lyrics, about being pressurised when it comes to sex. Victoria does it in a cool way. Another one of my many favourites.
What'cha Talkin' Bout
The critics labeled this the best track from the album and im not at all suprised why. Another one of the many Americanised tracks from the album and one among the best. Not quite as upbeat as "Like That" or "I Wish" but it sounds great nonetheless.
This is the second single on the album written about David - a very smoochy, heart felt, mid-tempo ballad. Although is a little over the top, and is by no means one of the stand out tracks on the LP.
Every Part Of Me
This song is about Brooklyn - and even features him! Although the lyrics are quite poor on this track, and the song doesn't really make me want to listen to it again. Pitty.