I have tried searching for the old topic and it seems like it's not on the forum. If you can find it, feel free to merge and delete this.
I got my Insatiable CD out again today and gave it another listen, not heard it all in full like that a while. Here's my thoughts.
It is a very good songwriters album and showcases her vocals off quite well. It's a given that people prefer the first half to the second half of the album. I heard Nadine said in a interview that an album should start off upbeat and end downbeat so maybe thats why. I thought Runnin, and Put Your Hands Up where single worthy material. Insatiable i still like as much as i always have. Chained was good but not quite stumpy enough to be single material. Red Light was like a GA style pop masterpiece and ha ha at the bit 'making my reputation for making music not magazines'. Sexy Love Affair sounds more of a b-side to me. Lullaby is good but abit generic. You Are the One and Natural where the weaker songs on the record i thought. I was very impressed by Raw and Rumors. Unbroken was impressive considering she wrote it all by herself. Make A Man was a nice album ender. All in all i'd give Nadine a B+ 7.5/10 - this is a good record that with some tweaking could have been even better.
Sweetest High could have been a good replacement for one of the weaker songs on the record i feel also. Nadine did good with this. Shame she didn't thank the girls in the thank yous...the artwork really is immaculate very impressive considering she had no record company help. I look forward to a 2nd record hopefully near the end of next year and hopefully with a proper record company. Nadine always will have potential to be a huge star for me, it's about making the right choices and i dont think she always has.