Strip Me This English singer’s chirpy "Unwritten" never suited the airbrushed cynicism of The Hills , for which it served as the theme song until the reality… Strip Me This English singer’s chirpy "Unwritten" never suited the airbrushed cynicism of The Hills , for which it served as the theme song until the reality… 2010-12-07 Natasha Bedingfield Pop
Music Review

Strip Me (2010)

Natasha Bedingfield | POCKET FULL OF SUNSHINE Natasha Bedingfield
POCKET FULL OF SUNSHINE Natasha Bedingfield
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Dec 07, 2010; Lead Performance: Natasha Bedingfield; Genre: Pop

This English singer’s chirpy ''Unwritten'' never suited the airbrushed cynicism of The Hills, for which it served as the theme song until the reality series’ finale earlier this year. Minus that moral counterweight, though, Natasha Bedingfield’s relentlessly earnest up-with-people pop can really grate: Strip Me, her third studio disc, plays like one long, increasingly desperate pep talk. The only breather? ''Unexpected Hero,'' a lovely late-Beatles-style ballad. C

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Originally posted Dec 01, 2010 Published in issue #1132 Dec 10, 2010 Order article reprints
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