Child of the Universe

Studio Album by released in 2012
Child of the Universe's tracklist:
Child Of The Universe
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Touch
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Wish You Were Here
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Knocked Out
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Sitting On Top Of The World
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I'm Not Ready
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Hunters And The Wolves
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Dancing With A Broken Heart (Album Version)
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Hypnotized
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Safe To Believe
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The Speed Of Life
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War On Love
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I Lost All Love 4 You
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When My Stars Come Out
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Control
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Child Of The Universe
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Touch
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Wish You Were Here
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Hunters And The Wolves
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Safe To Believe
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Sitting On Top Of The World
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The Speed Of Life
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Hypnotized
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War On Love
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Knocked Out
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Dancing With A Broken Heart
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Child of the Universe review

Goodrem had found time to work in studio

They have always expected more from Delta Goodrem. The Australia-born beauty has a worthy voice and plays piano decently, but each of her albums, when released, has received not only moderate acclaim, but also hints that the singer could have tried harder. Strict and picky Englishmen went especially far down that line delaying the official release of her third long player Delta (2007). This attitude to Delta’s work is largely caused by the fact that she, in her own turn, does not display that much interest in recording new material. Goodrem is far more enthusiastic about touring and participates actively in charity. If we recall that she is also involved seriously in Australian television, then there must be no surprise that her albums come along less often than desired. Therefore the new offer from the singer, Child Of The Universe, was prepared during a very long time, and the material was penned only at moments when the singer could rest between concerts. On the other hand, those who were patient enough will be now rewarded accordingly.

A good match of ballad and dance material

The new album by Delta Goodrem is really a generous offer presenting a collection of fifteen brand new tracks and an acoustic set bonus. Delta penned plenty of worthy songs and decided to include as many as possible. The beginning of the record is basically a continuation of the style and concept of her previous works, highlighting sweet tunes, piano play and thick arrangements. The producers probably delivered too much of the latter. Whereas the first self-titled track Child Of The Universe is supposed to sound like an anthem, with a vast atmospheric feel, and the arrangements help to create this effect, the ballads should have had a more stripped down format. In fact, the Wish You Were Here slow song is the first to evoke a genuine interest in this album. It is great that the consequent track, Sitting On Top Of The World, has different strong sides, offering dance energy and flawless melodiousness. On the whole, this very contrast between touching ballads and vibrant quick tracks is the key to the success of the record. Changing the tempo and the mood in the right time, Delta Goodrem makes listeners enjoy the album up to the very end.

An album that both the performer and her fans needed

In the second half of Child Of The Universe Delta Goodrem’s admirers will meet a few pleasant surprises to discover that their favorite singer dared to do some experiments. First of all, it is the amazing Hunters And The Wolves with interesting rhythms, original lyrics and Delta’s very dramatic vocals. As intriguing are The Speed Of Life, and Control, distinguished by an unexpectedly dark background. Another one worth mentioning is When My Stars Come Out having a rock and roll vibe and a motif borrowed from the disco of the nineties. Apart from these experimental tracks, the closing part of the record has another treasure, an amazing song called War On Love with just a mind blowing and emotional chorus. And just like that, we are surprised and delighted to have this album so stylistically variegated, with enough real hits and experimental tracks Delta needs so much. Child Of The Universe is a record not only her fans need, but she needs just as well. After such a powerful and musically rich effort, she is bound to believe in herself and advance to a new level.