With all the processing and post-recording work, what could have been a strong collection of songs becomes little more than "what can the engineers do next". Technically competent, Rockefeller Street has lost its emotional core, as Ewan explains in his review of Getter Jaani's debut album.
She sung her way into the hearts of eurovision fans around the world, but Nadine Beiler's recent album, "I've Got a Voice", is a different kind of beast to the soaring ballad you fell in love with during this year's Euovision Song Contest.
Second place at Eurovision is nothing to be sneezed at, and if it brings more people to the Reality and Fantasy world of Raphael Gualazzi, then the Jazz performer is going to consider it a succss. There's a huge amount of promise and excitement to listen to in his latest album.
One thing that could always be said about Eric Saade is that he blew most viewers away at the 2010 Melodifestivalen as he grabbed 3rd place with Manboy. He followed up this new-found recognition with his debut solo album Masquerade, an album that one could describe as a pure pop delight.
Unashamedly a work of love by Eurovision fans for Eurovision fans, Euroband's 2008 album "This is My Life" isn't going to win any Grammy awards, but it's full of energy an enthusiasm for the Song Contest. And the maddest cover of Bucks Fizz so far.