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October 23, 2017 at 2:19 pm #1202246182
A lock for Pop Vocal Album.October 23, 2017 at 8:47 pm #1202246476
I can’t wait to listen to everything but I specifically wanna listen to Slow Dance and Cruel like NOW! I hope this album debuts at the top of the chart.October 24, 2017 at 9:13 am #1202246911
It won’t debut on top of the chart. Kenny Chesney is putting out a live album, but using the tour ticket bundle like Pink did. I just hope it sells well in the long run and she gets critical acclaim. She’s going in a complete different direction than in the past, but one I’m thrilled about. After hearing the snippets I posted on the last page, this sound seems like a great fit for her voice.October 26, 2017 at 8:12 am #1202248760
Kelly just tweeted that you can get early access to the tour and the album as a bundle. Props to Atlantic for their marketing for Kelly!!! She hasn’t had this much press and marketing since the Breakaway era. She has a chance at being #1!!!! https://mobile.twitter.com/kelly_clarkson/status/923566447154081792/photo/1October 26, 2017 at 8:43 pm #1202249090
I’m listening to the album! “Cruel” is definitely one of my favs. “I Don’t Think About You” is another great one!October 28, 2017 at 8:23 am #1202333913
Wow. This sounds exactly the same as she does live. This is the second best pop album of the year (after Melodrama). Kelly (finally) takes musical risks and it pays off handsomely.
There’s almost no filler. “Medicine”, “Would You Call That Love” and “Heat” are the obvious radio singles. But personally I love the ballads the most such as “Cruel”, “Slow Dance” and “I Don’t Think About You.” The album flows so well in its distinct style.The only song I would’ve gotten rid of is the electropop “Go High.” It sounds like it would’ve fit better on Stronger or Piece by Piece and ends the album on a strange note.
This is the album she’s always wanted to make and it shows. She’s so invested, she can lift any song from good to great. She found her voice after so many years of manipulation under RCA and now we have our idol again.
Rating: 8.7/10.October 28, 2017 at 12:13 pm #1202337951
testOctober 29, 2017 at 4:43 pm #1202378192
Need to be singles: Medicine, Would You Call That Love, Don’t You PretendNovember 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm #1202399993
Wow, listened to “Would You Call That Love?” about twenty times today… if they make a radio edit, it could be a big hit. Great song, great album.November 1, 2017 at 9:44 pm #1202400020
She sounded outstanding this morning on Howard SternNovember 1, 2017 at 10:15 pm #1202400042
I’m so glad that her vocals are back to top condition. I was so worried about it after her pregnancy. Her “Whole Lotta Woman” performance on Fallon definitely further proved that she’s one of the greatest in our generation.November 3, 2017 at 6:08 pm #1202401441
She has her highest rating on Metacritic. Sales apparently won’t be great. 75-80k. I’m super impressed by the album. Hopefully she keeps pushing it. Nice to see “Love So Soft” has shot up on iTunes with the promo week, but I’m shocked that song is not bigger. When it first came out, I thought it was a potential number 1.
What are people thinking for the next single? I’m on the fence on “Whole Lotta Woman”. I love it, but just not sure it’ll translate and get played on radio. It’ll either be big or completely bomb. “Heat” is a better choice in that it sounds a bit like typical Kelly Clarkson. I’d go with “Would You Call That Love” after that as single #3. I’d do “Whole Lotta Woman” or “Didn’t I” as number 4.
But yeah, it’s a tossup between this and “Beautiful Trauma” as the best pop album of the year. It’s very very good. “Go High” is the only song I would cut.November 4, 2017 at 5:46 am #1202401651
Honey, I haven’t bought a Kelly Clarkson album since Breakaway. After the insanely catchy “Love So Soft” and exquisite “Move You,” I decided to buy. Kel’s vocals are in perfect form. I enjoy the Soul-pop on this project.
My favorite tracks:
“Love So Soft”
“Meaning of Life”
“While Lotta Woman”
“Would You Call That Love”
MY GRADE: A-