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A Change In Direction,
This review is from: Jennifer Hudson (Audio CD)
I first started following Jennifer Hudson's career when she was on American Idol, and then of course in the excellent film Dreamgirls. There's one thing for sure - she has one heck of a voice! On her debut album, we see her take a change of direction. Now I don't know about you, but I love her big songs - songs that she belts out with buckets full of raw emotion in her soulful uplifting voice.
On her debut album she takes a different direction. There are still a few of those big powerful songs on this album, but mainly the album has more of a modern R&B/Soul sound, which to be honest loses that special something that made her voice stand out in the first place. I would say 6 out of the 16 tracks on this album are fantastic, the rest are pretty average, coming from a singer who could do so much better.