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Post Date: 12/31/2005
Dian Diaz
Dian Diaz

Format Reviewed: CD

It's certainly possible that Dian Diaz could become a huge pop star. After all, she wrangled a distribution deal with Sony BMG, she has a decent set of pipes, and, as her cover art shows, she doesn't look too bad, all of which are important ingredients for success.

Of course, it would also help if she could come up with a memorable song or two. While Diaz's self-titled debut isn't exactly awful, none of her material sounds like it's take Top 40 radio by storm, either. The strongest song, "Pot Of Gold", sounds like Christina Aguilera at her boring, histrionic best, while the worst (which could really be anything of the other songs, from "No More Tears" to "Willing To Love" to "This Night") is bland, album-padding filler, full of facile lyrics and unchallenging melodies.

Plenty of chart-topping, ProTools-loving divas have relied upon generic songs to pad out an album, but Diaz still has a long way to go before she's rubbing (botoxed) elbows with Jessica and Ashlee. On the bright side, that means that she still has time to reconsider.

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