Red

Album Review of Red by Dia Frampton.

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Red

Dia Frampton

Red by Dia Frampton

Release Date: Dec 6, 2011
Record label: Republic
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

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Red - Fairly Good, Based on 4 Critics

Sputnikmusic - 70
Based on rating 3.5/5
70

Review Summary: While Red is a million miles away from the DIY recordings of her past, it is still undeniably Dia FramptonDia Frampton has an extended story on her blog that covers her entire life. It’s a long, rambling piece that lacks spacing between paragraphs and was definitely written in a stream of consciousness manner. It doesn’t matter, though, because she lays everything out superbly and the various emotions are imparted with ease.

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Vocalist Dia Frampton's 2011 major-label debut, Red, is a sweet, melodic, and pop-oriented affair that builds upon her second-place finish in the 2011 season of NBC's The Voice. With a vocal quality that brings to mind a mix of the indie pop sweetness of Sixpence None the Richer's Leigh Nash with the earnest exuberance of country-pop star Taylor Swift, Frampton is a likable and familiar presence on record. Tracks such as the leadoff "Don't Kick the Chair" featuring rapper Kid Cudi and the rambling folk-rocker "Isabella" have an alternative singer/songwriter meets electronic pop vibe that fits nicely along with such similarly inclined artists as Ellie Goulding, Lights, and Alex Winston.

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Alternative Press
Their review was positive

Dia Frampton received an unexpected career boost after appearing on singing-competition show The Voice over the summer. Although she and sister Meg are still plugging along under the moniker Meg & Dia—they even self-released an album, Cocoon, earlier this year—the TV show put the 24-year-old in front of a much bigger (and more mainstream) audience. But Frampton’s solo debut, Red, isn’t your typical mainstream pop album, especially lyrically.

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Entertainment Weekly
Their review was positive

Some fans may know Frampton as the titular second half of pop-punk outfit Meg & Dia, but to most, she’s the throaty pixie who finished second on The Voice. With Red, she pledges allegiance to no single genre, flitting confidently from Blondie-style disco-pop (”Billy the Kid”) and floaty acoustic folk (”The Broken Ones”) to the kind of big-chorus country proffered by her Voice coach Blake Shelton, who turns up for a duet on ”I Will.” The result feels like a farewell to life on the Warped Tour. B Download These:Electro-funky Walk AwayMotown-y Good Boy .

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