Rob Brunner
November 12, 1999 AT 05:00 AM EST

Northern Star

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Melanie Chisholm
Producers
Virgin

We gave it a C

Sporty Spice’s solo debut tries to prove she’s no talentless tool of the Spice grinder. Unfortunately, Star shines little light on who she actually is. William Orbit and Craig Armstrong dress her up in techno. TLC’s ”Left Eye” lets her try R&B. Rick Rubin helps her fake alt-rock. Mel’s not a bad singer, but Star’s still nothing more than slick pop product. C

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