Kelly may not be what you expect, but damn is she good
Here we go, another wanna-be diva wanting to spread out into the rock world. I have to say that when I first read on MTV news that Kelly Clarkson was going to move into a bit more of' 'edgier material, not quite metallica', I was less than enthused. I mean c'mon, the girl had a Dawson's creek type video! But after hearing the now awesome and ubiquitous 'Breakaway' from the Princess diaries 2 Soundtrack, I had my fears settled a bit. So, being the fan of women in rock, I decided to wildly take a chance at Target on the new CD 'Breakaway' by Kelly Clarkson, and I must say that I am quite presently surprised.
This CD is all that I believe Avril tried to be on her latest semi-genius CD 'Under My Skin'. The lyrics throughout the album are what you could expect if any of these angst-ridden teenagers ever grew up and wrote something of pure substance. I love the lyrics to this CD even though they do tend to border on being nearly about one guy who hurt Kelly; but hey, we all loved Maroon 5's latest and we all know that was an obsessive work about one girl, so what the hell?
The music starts with 'Breakaway' which I am thankful is included on this album ( as I don't want to buy that lame soundtrack), but I have a faint suspicion it is because they 'forgot' to release another single from the album and thought it would be a great enticement to buy the CD. Which, what do you know, it was! But no matter, Breakaway is an awesome song and one I tend to find very aptly fitting to my life. Coming from a small town to the big Seattle, where it is a miracle to escape (and those who do never go back), I liken this song as a powerful anthem to all of those who dream big and will not allow their past to influence their future. Being co-written by Avril Lavigne I expected the song to be of a bit more angst, but it is instead quite refreshing to the onslaught of love songs on the radio. Of course Breakaway is no indication to the rest of the CD, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
5 of 13 people found this review helpful.
Can you believe she came from American Idol?
Always having the opinion that most artists that came from a reality TV show had little talent and dissapeared off of the face of the Earth after a few weeks; my view was spectacuarly revoked when out of American Idol came Kelly Klarkson.
'Breakaway' is currently (and probably will be for a long time to come) one of my all-time favourite albums, and is the first where I have loved each and every track on the CD. Taking a more mature (and obviously, a lot more successfull) turn in her style of music since her last abum, 'Breakaway' sees the likes of favourites such as "Since you've been gone", "Behind these Hazel eyes" and of course "Breakaway" which gives the album's title. These are only just some of the best songs on here and I'm sure you'll enjoy many more of them. In vocalist respects I feel Kelly has a beautiful and refreshing voice; the good thing about this album is that the songs are pretty varied to suit your mood - songs such as "Gone" when you're feeling a bit more lively, and calmer ones such as "Breakaway" which are significantly a lot more, perfect to chill out to after a hard day then.
Of course, there are a couple of songs that aren't as good as the others, they aren't bad per say, just don't compare to whatever your favourite songs on the album are. But which album doesn't experience this? You're always going to get the lesser-known bands on a music disk, especially because they usually become forgotten about after you've repeatedly skimmed thorugh to listen to your favourite tracks over and over again. So it's impossible to expect each and every single track to be 100% perfect... after that's what favourites are for right?
The extra tracks included as a bonus make a nice touch and ensure the CD keeps your interest longer, especially "Beautiful Disaster". Even after you listen to this album a lot, you won't tire of it because when you come back to it it's a pure gem. Great stuff!
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Second studio album from American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson. This is the follow-up to her 2003 debut 'Thankful' and sees her again fuse elements of teen pop, rock and R&B. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and the title track was co-written with Avril Lavigne. Includes the single 'Since U Been Gone'.
Breakaway - 8/10
Since U been gone - 10/10
Behind these hazel eyes - 10/10
Because of you - 11/10
Gone - 7/10
Addicted - 9/10
Where is your heart - 5/10
Walk away - 7/10
You found me - 7/10
I hate myself for losing you - 8/10
Hear me - 10/10
Beautiful disaster live - 10/10
Got this for xmas its cooool
Like the title says i got this as a xmas present didnt think it was my cup of tea was about to sell it on ebay but thought i would lisen to it first and well i was shocked! it is actually pretty good. Dont knock it till youves tried it.
The CD contains.
2. Since U Been Gone
3. Behind These Hazel Eyes
4. Because Of You
7. Where Is Your Heart
8. Walk Away
9. You Found Me
10. I Hate Myself For Losing You
11. Hear Me
12. Beautiful Disaster (live)
13. Miss Independent (bonus track)
14. Low (bonus track)
Number of CDs: 1
Producer: Clive Davis
Recording type: Studio
Distributor: Arvato Services
16 of 28 people found this review helpful.
kelly clarkson- breakaway (cd 2005)
I recently took my 14yr old daughter to watch Kelly Clarkson in concert and although I knew some of her songs, I did'nt realise what a fantastic voice she had and what really great singalong songs they were. Granted her songs are'nt the happiest in the world but theres only so much Kylie music you can stomach.
I've listened to this cd no stop since it arrived and this is far and beyond the best album she has produced, her new cd My December is also good but this has to go down in your list of albums you must own.