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Just Whitney

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a terrible mistake this is not a Comeback album at all.

    Who could believe that the Queen diva Whitney Houston would make sush an aweful comeback album.I´ve been a big fan since 1985 then at 11 years old and i loved Whitney ever since and even today i still do but this is not the Whitney i used to know. Her voice is gone and is not so magical anymore Mariah Carey sounds much better and Celine Dion to all the songs on this album is BAD BAD BAD and it´s the worst album she has ever realized on her 18 year career. I Recommend instead Mariah Carey´s Charmbracelet and Celine Dions One Heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Diva in Decline.

    Contrary to popular belief, the biggest problem with "Just Whitney" isn't the fact that it's only 39 minutes long. Quantity isn't the issue, here. The real issue is quality, and it's scarce on the diva's first album in 4 years. Picking up where the horrific Diane Sawyer interview left off, Houston takes on a me-against-the-world attitude and singing lyrics that are both defensive and self-involved. The album sounds like it was hastily thrown together in time for the holiday buying season, and the production sounds cheap. Her cover of "You Light Up My Life" could have been her chance to turn the song into an "I Will Always Love You" for the new millennium. But strangely, her delivery sounds somewhat restrained. Diehard fans will swear to high heaven that this record is one of her best, but the truth remains that "Just Whitney" is neither right nor okay. It's just mediocre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    As a major Whitney fan since 1987 I have listened and bought everything this lady touches, however am i sorry i bought this !! Its seems of late that Whitney is losing her vocal ability and that ARISTA (since Babyface took over as Chairman) seems to be pulling herin the WRONG DIRECTION. Gone are all those catchy pop tunes, gone are all those Power Ballads, instead we are left with a croaky, wishy washy Whitney that resembles absolutely nothing like the lady who sang Didnt We Almost Have It all, so well back in 1987. Artists like Deborah Cox are now putting the once Queen of Pop, into a runner up status. Sorry Whitney, never thought I'd slam anything you did. ( UK fan )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Too Short, and Not Enough Sweet!

    PREFACE: I confessed the other day to my dear friend Lauren, that I go to bed with Whitney Houston... alot ...on my put me in a delightful mood before precious repose. I guess that makes me a "real" fan. REVIEW: Sorry friends, I will take a different approach to most of what I have seen written about this album, and I will not likely use "Just Whitney" in place of any of her other sonic delicacies. First, it's only 39 minutes short; rediculous by today's typical hour long CDs. And to depart even further, I think the best cut is "You Light Up My Life." Far from sappy, Houston's take on the old wedding-reception-essential is fresh and energetic. Another stand-out is "Tell Me No" which will fit in nicely on Greatest Hits Vol 2 (if she has enough new hits). The rest is light-weight and self-indulgent mangling of R&B/HipHop/Pop which admittedly is well recorded and produced. 1 last "bone" to pick is any claim Houston is "in good voice," on this one. I think she just about made it to "decent" voice on many of the vocal tracks, and has either lost or misplaced a lion's share of subltle finesse that permeated her first few releases, and made ME a huge fan (even in bed!). In fact, word-o-mouth on "Just Whitney" in my circle was not good and I ordered it solely since I have all her others. It will be a nice companion to the collection, but easily her least interesting CD to date (including the singles!). Sorry, Whitney, whatIamlookinat is YOU. Better luck next time. Concentrate on what you do best; not pontification. Fortunately Whitney Houston in "decent" voice, is better than 90% of all singers...combined.

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