Placing 4th in this year's X-Factor, Cher Lloyd got a recording contract from Simon Cowell on his SyCo label. I don't care what you think about Simon Cowell, he knows music and has had remarkable success propelling acts to the top (Leona Lewis anyone?). Her debut album, Sticks and Stones is full on twee-pop realized. What sets her apart from other "Twee-pop" acts like Eliza Doolittle or Lily Allen is that she is also a pretty talented rapper. On several of the songs she easily transitions from rapping to singing like most of us do putting on our clothes. She's got some pretty impressive guests on the album in the form of Busta Rhymes, Carolina Liar and Mike Posner. It's a super fun album and from start to finish and doesn't really offer anything new to the game. She takes what she knows how to do and honors those standards.
The album isn't perfect but it takes what it does and does well with it. It's fun and playful and you can dance to it. The remixes of the songs are going to be killer and will probably sound amazing in clubs. Give it a listen on Spotify and see what you think.