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5.0 out of 5 stars
FABULOUS fully conceived album, BUY the DELUXE edition, 10 Mar. 2015
Piece By Piece is a very enjoyable album, and Clarkson fans should not hesitate. The album is quite diverse and different, while being euphoric and bold. Nice! It's a real soulful collection of synth-pop gems that's more nuanced and better crafted than most modern pop. The sound quality is quite good, though a bit heavy handed on the compression (ie: loudness war); but fortunately, it doesn't destroy the album by any stretch. Thank goodness the music and performances are so enticing. It also feels like the type of album that's going to show us more layers, the more it's played. I've come to the conclusion there's not a dud, filler or throwaway track to be found, and the pacing is excellent which builds up nicely to the finale. This is a fully conceived album. *** Even the three bonus tracks (found on the deluxe edition) help complete a wonderful listening experience. In fact, I enjoyed those three bonus tracks as much as the rest of the album. So obviously, I am recommending the deluxe edition. It's clear that Kelly Clarkson is here to stay and continues to develop with each album. Bravo!