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Katharine McPhee

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    These Reviews Are Typical

    I just read quite a few reviews on this site, as I listen to McPhee's album on my Zune. I do feel many of the songs are formula but then again, so are ALL of the first albums from Idol winners - even Clarkson's. I take all of the very negative reviews with a grain of salt. I mean, I REALLY don't expect someone who lists, Kelly Pickler, Dolly P. or Taylor Hicks as titles they enjoy to really like some of the tracks on this album. Just because it's not your style people, doesn't really mean it "sucks" or is "horrible". Being a pianist/producer I have played and like several genre of music and I will say this about the ablum it's not great, but it's not bad. It's a so-so Pop product. And unlike what a previous poster wrote, it DOES show some of her vocal talent. I downloaded four tunes to my player. The rest... not my style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stop the should have won stuff!

    I find this not at what her potential is. She is incredible with bluesy stuff but ordinary with the copycat pop that's out there. She CAN be incredible to go with her for sure beauty, but this isn't it. Be different Kat! You CAN do it if they let ya. Now to fans..STOP with the comparision to Taylor. He's incredible in his own way and got the most votes (so, should he not have won?..he got the most votes!) Everyone has different musical likes.Those who voted for him say they love his "voice" and music style. More liked him. It doesn't lessen Kat's talents in any way. She's good! They're just different styles. Don't like her going down the road of what the cover is, but it sells.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Initial Impressions

    I cannot say I have heard the whole album but so much of what these hip-hop producers write is forgettable I feel fine giving initial impressions of what we have here, song by song./// Love Story - radio potential - none - but a good album starter to get the listener primed for what's to come, and that's always a good idea, catchy enough in it's own right./// Over It - radio potential - Disney - Something straight off a Hilary Duff or Lindsay Lohan album as your true opener? Bubble gum pop, not the more mature, sultry girl were looking for. May actually get airplay as Bubble gum pop./// Open Toes - radio potential - none - On the fourth listen I get it: Beyonce. Catchy if you're a big fan but not making it off the album, enjoy in the privacy of your home./// Home - radio potential - possible - Like all these titles I would never advise a title like "Home" with so many other artists out there to get confused with, can't we get a little closer to poetry and uniqueness?/// Not Ur Girl - radio potential - none - Katherine does Prince with his bouncy rock inspired beat. Enjoyable enough./// Each Other - radio potential - small - This song has a definite urban comtemporary sensability. Not my style./// Dangerous - radio potential - none - Again with the titles. Two losers in a row here./// Ordinary World - radio potential - HIGH - Finally a song that gives fans what they were hoping for! Definately seductive./// Do What You Do - radio potential - R&B - Urban radio will love embracing the white girl from L.A. with this one. Solid hit./// Better Off Alone - radio potential - yawn - Reminds me of some mellow 70s fare, album winding down./// Neglected - radio potential - none - You never know, R&B can never have enough songs of female empowerment over deadbeat guys./// Everywhere I Go - radio potential - some - The most wholly pleasant song on the album it may get picked up for that reason, a nice pop number./// So if you're playing the lottery the numbers you're playing are 4, 8, 9, and 11. If she can get one solid pop hit out of this album I'd call it a success, seeing as it is guaranteed to sell well. Also Do What You Do is "can't miss" for R&B airplay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    out of touch

    I was expecting a Norah Jones type production when I ordered my cd weeks ago. Instead I got a Britney Spears sound a like. It looks like the people who are handling Katherine are out of touch with what her fans were looking for. from a musical point I think they missed the boat as to her ability and her vocal strengths. Some standards would have been nice. Maybe I will be proven wrong but I think her second album,unless they change the type of music she records will be a big dissapointment. Britney Spears might make a ton of money but I for one will never listen to that garbage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hits and Misses

    Katherine McPhee has one of the purest voices around and should have won over Taylor Hicks. But her debut album is a disappointment. She is a ballad singer as her rendition of Over the Rainbow shows. When she imitates Beyonce and Mariah, she falls short. She needs to establish her own style not turn out yet more copies of mediocre hip-hop pablum.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    About what I expected.

    Not outstanding, not downright awful. I'm sure she'll appeal to her target market. "Better Off Alone" seems to be the best track, based on the snippet. Most of the others tend to blend together & sound the same. A bit of a Britney wanna-be sound. She's better when she actually sings a song instead of doing this breathy/ whisper stuff. She's lucky to have made it to second place based on some of her AI performances. This CD is a bit of a departure from what she sang on the show, so we'll have to see how her fanbase likes it.

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