Leigh Nash Blue On Blue

As the singer for Sixpence None the Richer, Leigh Nash demonstrated her abilities to deliver sweet pop songs — there was a while when it was impossible to escape from "Kiss Me” (thanks in part to Dawson’s Creek and She’s All That) and their version of the La’s’ "There She Goes” is probably better known in the U.S. than the original. Now that she’s a solo artist, she’s decided it doesn’t make much sense to change what was a successful formula and for all intensive purposes, Blue On Blue could still be a Sixpence record. There’s really nothing wrong with her solo debut — it is a pleasant enough listen that can best be described as radio friendly, but it just isn’t very exciting. Long-time Sarah McLachlan producer Pierre Marchand makes it all sound pretty and shiny, but there’s really not that much to work with. These days, singers like Nash are a dime a dozen and there really isn’t anything here that makes Blue On Blue stand out from the crowd. She probably wishes that Dawson’s Creek was still on the air because hearing any one of these songs on a weekly basis could help propel her back into the spotlight again. (Lone Star)