A Year Without Rain - Selena Gomez
Author Staff Writer
Mon 7 Mar 11
From the Washington Post,
Disney princesses seem to come along every 15 minutes, but few of them charm like Selena Gomez, the serene and adorable star of the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place who resembles a pint-size Snow White ordered out of a Delia's catalog.
A Year Without Rain, the 18-year-old's second release with her backing band, the Scene, cleaves to a familiar Disney formula: Match the girl of the moment to the pop craze of six months ago. Before she went rogue, Miley Cyrus was a Britney/Avril pop avatar. Demi Lovato went the "authentic" John Mayer singer-songwriter route. On "Rain," Gomez is positioned as a younger, more chaste incarnation of Katy Perry, with the dead-inside electro-pop tracks to prove it.
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