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This review is from: My December (Audio CD)
I've heard all but 2 tracks from this album, and from what I've heard, Ms Clarkson has really raised the bar on this album.
Following Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson has delivered a personal album which although appears quite dark intially, never excludes you and hooks you into a world that's both more mature & more creative than the likes of Walk Away or even, dare I say, Since U Been Gone.
Stand out tracks are the 2nd single, "Sober" - which begins as a softly sung ballad and builds into a beautiful finale. The quality in her vocals will undoubtly leave you with shivers. Another great track on My December is Haunted. A great verse and the chrous has a killer-hook. Slightly similar in vain to Evanescence, but more pop\rock than that.
The comparisons of My December against Evanescence B-Sides is unfounded, and clearly the opinion of a 'critic' that hasn't given this the chance it deserves.
My only negative would be that one track (Be Still) just doesn't grab me. It feels slightly out of it's depth when sat between Haunted (as mentioned above) & Maybe.
Overall, an epic album, which although not as instant or commercial as some of the tracks on Breakaway, delivers on a greater level and will be an album you return to for years to come.