Not That Kind

After garnering critical and commercial success overseas, Anastacia finally hits stateside with her Daylight/Epic debut.

After garnering critical and commercial success overseas, Anastacia finally hits stateside with her Daylight/Epic debut. Not That Kind, originally scheduled for release more than a year ago, mixes up pop, dance, rock, and R&B. The title track is a prime example of the songstress' ability to blend these various genres into her own sonic joyride—as is the funky, spunky "I'm Outta Love," which moves and grooves with a spirit all its own. Despite the preponderance of uptempo tracks, the New York native also knows how to knock out the power ballads, such as "Who's Gonna Stop the Rain" and "Late Last Night." Unfortunately, the singer's eclectic sound may work against her with those who look to easily categorize artists in one genre. Having been revised, with the addition of four new tracks, Not That Kind still spotlights a diva on the rise.—RH