Melanie C was always the best singer in the Spice Girls, so it's not surprising that she's the one who's worked hardest at establishing a solo career. After a promising start, however, it all seems to be going downhill. Now reduced to putting out records on her own label, Sporty has clearly decided to leave her pop fans behind and embrace an all-out rock chick approach. She certainly delivers these riff-laden songs with gutsy conviction, and her backing band are as tight as they come. But the overall sound has a generic, processed feel to it, and poor old Mel can't write an interesting lyric to save her life. Beautiful Intentions certainly rocks hard, but ultimately it fails to convince. If this is the best she can do, maybe she should follow Posh into retirement.