December 11, 2009
New Albums: Glee and Chris Brown
Glee: Volume 2
Did any of you watch the heartbreaking fall finale of Glee? It’s hard to believe that there won’t be any new episodes until April! What a horrible way to leave us, you know? I mean, sure, the kids won Sectionals but that’s about the only completely happy thing to have happened in the episode. Oh well, there will be nine new episodes in the spring to look forward to.
And also, for now, we have the second volume of the studio recordings of the music from the show! At least that will get us by during the cold, cold winter, right?
So I think I like everyone’s voice from the show. But, the stand-out for sure (and by far) is Lea Michele (who plays Rachel on the show). Her voice and range are both incredible. She could sing anything and it would sound professional and perfect. Perhaps the most relevant of her solos, today, at least, is the cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You.” But really, I liked her cover of the song Barbra Streisand made famous, “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” Michele has a much better voice than Streisand (I know, I know, ‘the horror’…but it’s true) and performed the song really well.
The rest of the album features a balance of the whole Glee cast and just makes me want to have the show back earlier…damn you, American Idol! Check out Volume 2 of Glee: The Music (season one) now!
Chris Brown – Graffiti
It has been awhile since Chris Brown has been in the music spotlight, and now he wants back in. I haven’t owned a full Chris Brown album before, but I wasn’t expecting so many…slow songs. They’re fine, but just slower than I imagined. Like, “Sing Like Me” and “Crawl” don’t sound like uppers to me. And now that I think about it… “So Cold,” “Take My Time,” “Lucky Me,” “I’ll Go” and “Movie” are pretty slowed-down as well. Oh well, whatever works for you!
Graffiti is Brown’s third album. His first two records, Chris Brown (2005) and Exclusive (2007) have performed incredibly well, selling over 2 million and nearly 2 million copies, respectively.
The first single off the album, “I Can Transform Ya” has already sold over 240,000 digital copies and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. If the sales of the single reflect on how well the album, in its entirety, will do, I think Brown is in fine shape to reach a high spot on the Billboard 200.
Check out Graffiti, on sale today! (P.S. What’s with the cover art?)
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