BBC Home
Explore the BBC



Last Updated: Monday November 02 2009 12:28 GMT

Album Review: Pixie Lott - Turn It Up

Pixie Lott

Release date

It's out now.

The style

Pixie Lott burst onto the music scene in June when her debut single, Mama Do, went straight to the top of the charts.

Her second single, Boys and Girls, was also an instant chart topper, so can her debut album - Turn It Up - match her singles success?

The 18-year-old may be fairly new to the charts, but she's certainly no pop puppet.

She's co-written most of the songs on the album, and proves her voice can suit lots of vocal styles, including pop, soul and R'n'B.

The hits

Pixie Lott

Mama Do and Boys And Girls are the instantly recognisable hits, but there's plenty more on offer too.

Cry Me Out is a rousing, heartfelt ballad that's surely set to be a future single and if you want a high-energy fun number, then Turn It Up is a great party track.

Others to look out for include Gravity and Here We Go Again.

The misses

There aren't any real stinkers, which is always good. But My Love sounds like pretty much any other recent R'n'B release and doesn't really stand out as a Pixie Lott track.

And although Jack is pretty catchy, the way it uses lyrics from nursery rhymes is slightly off-putting. Unless you fancy singing along to Jack Be Nimble or Jack And Jill in a pop song that is.

Will you still be humming it next week?

In a word, yes. It's a great album that's got some fantastic sing-a-long tracks and a couple of storming ballads you won't be able to get out of your head.

If you like Mama Do or Boys And Girls, you're likely to love this album. With the exception of one or two tracks, it's hit-tastic!

Will it make the charts?

Without a doubt. It's just a question of whether or not it will go straight in at number one. And on the strength of her first two number one singles it's got a good chance.

NR rating:

Four out of five

This reviews page is now closed. Here are some of the reviews you sent in.

Your Comments

"It's absolutely brill! I love her new single and all her songs!"

Ellen, 11, Cambridgeshire, England

"This album is so cool, I love Pixie Lott!!!!"

Heather, 14, Hull, England

"I love Pixie Lott, my favourite song by her is Mama Do, I love it! On her album Turn It Up, my favourite song has to be, actually it's really hard to choose, probably the song Without You."

Sara, 12, London, England

"I love Turn It Up, it's so good and very catchy. Mama Do and Boys and Girls are also good. I LOVE PIXIE LOTT!"

Shiv, 13, UK

"I think Pixie Lott is cool. I love Mama Do, and Boys and Girls. I can't wait to get hold of one of her albums."

Rebekah, 10, County Durham, England

"To be honest, I'm not a fan of Pixie Lott but everyone has different opinions. I'd rather listen to the Black Eyed Peas."

Chloe, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"I love Pixie Lott's new album, Turn It Up, because I think her songs are great and I love listening to her music!"

Sonia, 11, Norwich, England

"I listen to her songs all the time. I mostly listen to the song Boys and Girls."

Areeba and Iqurah, 10, Rotherham, England

"I love Pixie Lott, she's great at singing!! My fave song is Boys and Girls!!!"

Joely, 9, Leeds, England

"I think she is an amazing singer, especially at her age, and is really pretty. I love the songs she does and I am probably going to buy her album!"

Charlotte, 13, Poole, England

"Pixie is my favourite singer and her album is absolutely awesome."

Lucy, 9, Oxfordshire, England

"I think this is her best song yet."

Natalia, 8, Cambridge, England

"I love all Pixie Lott's songs!!"

Georgia, 12, London, England

"I've got this album and I can't stop listening to it, it's ace!"

Kim, 14, Yorkshire, England

"Boys And Girls is the only good song on it."

Abby, 12, Lincolnshire, England

"This album is amazingly funky. If you like all of Pixie Lott's other tracks you will love this! It has the same song styling as Boys and Girls and if you've not heard it, it's funky and retro."

Joseph, 10, London, England

"I absolutely ADORE Pixie Lott. I can't stop listening to her songs. My favourites are Boys and Girls and Mama Do."

Mae, 13, Perthshire, Scotland

"I love her album. She's probably my fave singer."

Sophie, 11, Belfast, N. Ireland

"I think it is cool, it is a funky song."

Emma, 13, London, England

"I've heard three of her songs and I loved them! I want to hear the rest."

Emma, 9, Hamilton, England

"Pixie Lott is AMAZING. She is such an amazing singer and her songs are just so good!!"

Guli, 14, UK

"I think Pixie Lott is a brilliant singer. I went to see her when she was supporting the Saturdays and she has an amazing voice."

Rebecca, 12, Leicester, England

"I LOVE all of Pixie Lott's songs except Jack. I don't want to listen to words of a nursery rhyme!"

Emily, 8, Reading, England

"She's young yet very talented. All her songs are great and it should inspire children to sing."

Amy, 9, Northern Ireland

"I like her new album."

Jessica, 13, Cambridgeshire, England

"I love her album, it's so addictive!"

Willa, 11, London, England

"I thought Taylor Swift was amazing- then Pixie Lott came along! Mama Do is my favourite song of all time and I'm always humming it!"

George, 11, England

"I Love Pixie Lott and I think she is really good. She's a great singer and has some really amazing songs!!"

Dara, 10, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I loved the new album and I liked the new songs too bye!"

Lauren, 8, Nottinghamshire, England

"I love Turn It Up and other songs on this album like Mama Do and Boys And Girls."

Georgina, 10, Cambridgeshire, England

"I like Boys and Girls and Mama Do best."

Zara, 12, London, England

"I love Pixie Lott, she is like the best ever! I really like Mama Do and I really like Boys And Girls. I really liked it because it was a bit like Girls Aloud but with one singer so I recommend this to all pop lovers."

Harim, 12, Bradford, England

"Pixie Lott is awesome! I absolutely love her album, she sounds great, looks great and has a fabulous album. My favourite songs from the album are Turn It Up and Boys And Girls, the tunes are so catchy!"

Maryam, 12, Derbyshire, England

"Very cool upbeat album! Lady GaGa's album is my most favourite, and I personally feel it's the best album of the century!!"

Riordan, 12, Cambridgeshire, England

"I love this album, all the songs are great and really catchy, love it love it love it. It deserves number one."

Holly, 12, Wales

"I love Pixie. All her songs are amazing, glad she is number one."

Flex, 13, London, England

"I think Pixie Lott is a GREAT singer, I'd love to be like her!!"

Niamh, 10, Stirling, Scotland

"Pixie Lott is a cool singer and I love her music, it's insanely cool! My friends and I listen to it and we love it as well. She's got an amazing, wicked voice at only the age of 18! My fave song is Mama Do, because I love the way she sings it!"

Zainab, 14, Yorkshire, England

"Yep, it's amazing. I love her song Boys and Girls. I think she is so good at singing!"

Izzy, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"I think it's the best album ever. Pixie Lott is my favourite singer!!"

Saamiya, 13, London, England

"I love this album and I love Pixie Lott. I think she is a really good celeb for children to look up to because she isn't a crazy celeb."

Katherine, 11, Belfast, N. Ireland

"I bought this album the day it came out as I knew it was going to be amazing after her first two singles and various tracks on YouTube. But after I listened to the full length album, one word came out of my mouth - and that was WOW! This album is definitely one to 'Wow' about due to its catchy hooks, lyrics and of course, Pixie's soul voice. I would recommend anyone to buy this album as it is one of the best debut albums I have heard for years."

Jay, 13, Birmingham, England

"I heard Mama Do and it sounded really good! Can't wait to see what Turn It Up sounds like."

Revati, 12, London, England

"Pixie Lott is the best ever!"

Anna, 9, Swindon, England

"Me and my mate Josie love Pixie Lott. We keep trying to perfect her Mama Do handclap!"

Madsi, 11, Oxfordshire, England.