by: Jocelyn Enriquez

San Francisco native Jocelyn Enriquez released her debut Tommy Boy Records release Jocelyn in 1997. Enriquez's Paula Abdul-like voice is pleasant enough to carry the mostly unremarkable dance-pop tunes on the album, but a few moments truly shine. The Latin-style "Lovely People" is a keeper, the dance club hit "Do You Miss Me" is irresistibly catchy, and she turns the Yazoo ballad "Only You" into engaging house music. The club hit "A Little Bit of Ecstasy" is by far the best track here. The sultry vocal, naughty lyrics, and unpredictable tempo changes make "A Little Bit of Ecstasy" a dancefloor classic along the lines of Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby." Unfortunately, Jocelyn is marred by too many schmaltzy ballads. But Jocelyn is generally an entertaining and often captivating listen, as long as the music is directed toward the dancefloor. ~ William Cooper

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