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No Average Angel is Tiffany Giardina's second studio album that was released on January 20, 2009 by 785 Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. No Average Angel
  2. Sparks Fly
  3. Onto You
  4. Make My Day
  5. Eternal Flame
  6. You Haven't Asked Me Yet
  7. Candy
  8. Don't Want to Let It Go
  9. Road to Anywhere
  10. Falling Down
  11. Summertime
  12. This Is My Life
  13. Lollipop
  14. Hurry Up and Save Me

Album BackgroundEdit

Recording sessions for "No Average Angel" began in 2008.

When asked about her album, Giardina responded: "It’s basically just about being yourself and not being afraid to be who you are."

In an interview with "Artist Direct", she talked about the songs on the album, saying: "Every song has a different story, experience and vibe to it. I'm so excited for this album to come out. I really got involved in every aspect, from the writing to the artwork. It's very personal for me, and I couldn't be happier with it." She stated that her role model is Audrey Hepburn.

The closest song from the album for Giardina is "Falling Down", stating: "The song's about persevering. If you're having a bad day, keep moving forward. If you're falling down, pick yourself back up and move on."

When asked why she chose to cover the Bangles' song, "Eternal Flame", Giardina said: "It's one of my favorite songs! I had to do a cover of it. I totally wanted to sing it on the record. The president of my label is really into rock music, and that's one of his favorite songs too. That was everyone's choice for a cover."

She also stated that she gets excited when she hears her songs on the radio by saying, "The first time I heard 'No Average Angel' on the radio I freaked out. I was driving around blasting it, It's about being yourself, not being afraid to be different."

Chart PerformanceEdit

"No Average Angel" peaked at #8 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and #34 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. It sold 2,400 copies in its first week.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"No Average Angel" gained mixed reviews.

Amy Sciarretto, from Artist Direct, gave the album 3 out of 5 stars and wrote: "On her debut album, the 15-year-old, New York City-reared songstress exudes bucketfuls of sass, tossing her long, curly tendrils and singing in a high pitch that will magnetically attract rebellious tweeners to her music."

She also wrote that "Giardina will certainly appeal to the pre-teen set in a way that Britney Spears no longer can. No Average Angel is a fluffy, frothy collection of bubblegum pop in a day and age where blowing bubbles is still fun!"[3]

Farnaz Youshei from Campus Circle gave the album a D- writing: "The 16-year-old, whose music has been featured in Another Cinderella Story and Disney's Tinker Bell, sounds like any other Disney-produced teen pop star. It is true that Giardina is not signed to the Disney label, however, it is hard not to notice the similarities between her resonance and those of Disney productions like Miley Cyrus. No Average Angel is just a regular one."

PromotionEdit

Giardina performed "No Average Angel" at the 2008 UBS Parade Spectacula in Stamford, Connecticut.

On January 18, 2009, she had a release party for her album at FYE in Port Chester, New York where she performed some of the songs off the album.

A TV commercial aired on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel to promote the album which features a male announcer. She also performed songs from the album at the 2009 Bamboozle in New Jersey.

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