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Katy B

  • On a Mission [Columbia, 2011] ***
  • Little Red [Columbia, 2014] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

On a Mission [Columbia, 2011]
The Diana Ross to Adele's Aretha Franklin, the Vicki Sue Robinson to Adele's Gloria Gaynor, or--most likely--the Vicki Sue Robinson to Adele's Gladys Knight ("Katy on a Mission," "Why You Always Here") ***

Little Red [Columbia, 2014]
Best beats front-loaded, first ballad Robyn-worthy, but after six-seven songs it slides into a pop void and the bonus tracks are worse ("Next Thing," "5 AM") ***