Released: Oct 2011
Label: Ultra Records, LLC
Saxobeats is not so much Alexandra Stan's debut album as a continuation of the Romanian pop star's first big hit. The familiar sultry coo, icy club beats and, especially, that jaunty synth-sax that made "Mr. Saxobeat" a smash are so prevalent that the appropriately titled album almost feels like a continuous mix, from the bouncy, innuendo-licked "Lollipop" through the clutch of remixes that round out the eight original tracks here. But little details (like the catwalk hopscotch beat of "Ting-Ting") and one big detour (hip-hop cut "1 Million") keep the groove from being a sexy, sexy rut.