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A complete winner!,
This review is from: Unbroken (Audio CD)Disney's most talented vocalist really delivers on her latest project `Unbroken'. Delving into the commercial hip-hop and R'n'B trends, this style is very well suited to Demi's voice who is better known for belting out a more of an alternative rock kind of deal. Can't help but parallel this album to Nelly Furtado's career who surprised many when she experimented with hip-hop/R'n'B on the `Loose' album. I can see Demi having equal success with this and winning over a bunch of new fans in the process.
I was honestly completely hooked and in awe all the way through the first six tracks. Potential hit after potential hit. The general sound of the album moves away from Demi's previous albums fluctuating between catchy R'n'B songs and piano lead slower tracks. I have to praise the choice of collaborations (Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Dev, Jason Derulo & Iyaz) which are all strong enough to be single releases. The tracks took a little dip in the middle for me but you can't help but admire the lyrical maturity evident for a girl still in her teen years, the content of which is never inappropriate for her younger fans. The album picks up at the end with the very catchy `My Love Is Like A Star' and the Skyscraper esque deeply personal `For The Love of a Daughter'. The album finishes nicely with a remix of Skyscraper. Think of what Timbaland did to One Republic's `Apologise' and you're not far off.
I'm confident any existing fans will be very pleased with this new style for Demi. The pulsating beats and more computerized instrumentation never distract from Demi's voice. She is at the heart of the record throughout and a vocal growth is very evident. If I had to pick a stand out track it would be `Lightweight'. This is beautifully arranged in a very ac cappella style manner, whilst retaining a fascinatingly infectious melody and an awe inspiring vocal performance.
If you like chart music you will love this. I'm betting this is going to set some new records for Mickey's friends at Hollywood Records.
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Initial post: 20 Sep 2011 12:56:36 BDT
C. Gomer says:
How do you know so much about the actual songs when its not even released in the UK until October?
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Sep 2011 16:18:08 BDT
C. Gomer says:
Aha! I tried that today myself to download it, but dont have a US address to use :(
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Sep 2011 17:54:29 BDT
It's really good. She did a great job. I suspect Disney will find some kind of way to release it quicker here when it proves a big hit in the US. That's what happened with Selena Gomez...
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