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Pocketful Of Sunshine is the US release of Natasha Bedingfield's second studio album that was released on January 20, 2008 by Epic Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Put Your Arms Around Me 3:42
  2. Pocketful Of Sunshine 3:22
  3. Happy 3:40
  4. Love Like This (featuring Sean Kingston) 3:42
  5. Piece Of Your Heart 3:46
  6. Soulmate 3:33
  7. Say It Again 3:31
  8. Angel 4:08
  9. Backyard 3:27
  10. Freckles 3:46
  11. Who Knows 3:46
  12. Pirate Bones 3:52
  13. Not Givin' Up 3:50

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Pocketful of Sunshine" peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Pocketful of Sunshine" received generally positive reviews from music critics.

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 65, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 14 reviews.

Kerri Mason from Billboard gave the album positive response. Mason wrote,"The album has an undeniable flip-flop feel throughout; like the unplugged soul-chick hoedown Beyoncé tried to conjure at the end of the "Irreplaceable" video."

Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone wrote that "Bedingfield doesn't have much to say", but commented that "the packaging in which she wraps her openhearted thoughts makes Sunshine a decent little pop record".

Bill Lamb of About.com noted that "unfortunately, her second solo album, massively reworked from her corresponding second album in the UK, is simply another professional, corporately polished pop record. Songs and vocals are reasonably solid..." but, he added, "it's hard to hear inspiration."

The Los Angeles Times was disappointed that "I Wanna Have Your Babies" was not included on Pocketful of Sunshine and wrote that "as awkward as the song is, it fleshes out Bedingfield's vision better than Jerkins' Mary J. Blige "Angel" or Rotem's Fergalicious "Piece of Your Heart". The album ending up receiving 2.5 stars out of 4.

Allmusic gave the album a mixed review and described it as "awkwardly assembled", and added that it "feels inorganic in a way that Unwritten did not, less personal and more vetted by various A&R executives".

Glenn Gambo in a review for Newsday gave the album C+ rating, and wrote that the album "barely registers" and was "full of pale copies of other successful pop [songs] that don't necessarily work for Bedingfield".

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