Almost Famous Apart from the excruciatingly catchy smash "Never Leave You (Uh-Oooh)," Lumidee's dismal debut offers every indication that her first hit will likely be her last.… 2003-06-24 Lumidee
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Almost Famous (2003)

Details Release Date: Jun 24, 2003; Lead Performance: Lumidee

Apart from the excruciatingly catchy smash ''Never Leave You (Uh-Oooh),'' Lumidee's dismal debut offers every indication that her first hit will likely be her last. That the song produces primal magic in the club by featuring singsongy melodies riding a popular riddim (already heard on singles by Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder) seems more a case of great timing than timeless songcraft. Take away the propulsive knock-knock beat and all that remains is a chronically tone-deaf vocalist whose dissonant cooing leaves Almost Famous almost unlistenable.

Originally posted Jul 11, 2003 Published in issue #718 Jul 11, 2003 Order article reprints