THE album doesn't push too many boundaries with the collection of R&B tunes rooted in pop and  electronic influences, but there's a certain groove to the record that's hard not to like.

Jillian Harvey's strong, soulful vocals shine through accompanies by production influence of Lucas Goodman, who plays with genre intersection without falling too deep into the experimental world of  alternative R&B.

The first released single, ''Western World,'' fits the album's penchant for songs suited for the dance floor, making a play on Pet Shop Boys. ''West End Girls,'' Harvey's sultry vocals coo through a  tambourine-accented beat as she sings of culture's incessant desire to never slow down :

''In a Western town, a Western World/ So hard to find some peace.''

Wu-Tand Chan's  Rackwon brings the song to a close with a guest verse, before Harvey rejoins with the chorus.

''Anyway You Want To'' is simple lyrically, with a fat, fuzzy guitar creating a slow jam.

''Reminisce'' shows off  Harvey's hip-hop chops, while ''Hit The ceiling'' shows off her range. With a voice commonly compared to  Erykah Badu, Harvey's vocals are captivating.

She and Goodman prove in their album of three-minute grooves that they know how to create a  catchy track.

While ''Cosmic Wind'' makes good dance floor music, it's slightly marred record's inability to create  knock-out singles.

Having few standout moments on the album, songs struggle to distinguish themselves from one another, at times running together.

Still, Lion Babe created a feel good record that is certain to make the listener move. [Agencies]  


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