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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Camp

    This is the sort of album that needs repetitive play. The lyrics are completely ridiculous ("Sex Without Sex," "Sex and the City"? Come on now!) often purely for the sake of the rhyme. Intelligent dance music this is not. Someone needs to teach this talented diva that simply saying the word "sex" over and over and over and over again does not make a song sexy. The woman claims a huge gay male following and yet she sings about her breasts ("Yes, Yes I put my arms around him, yes/And drew him down to me so he could feel my breast"). This is pure camp. The songs are danceable fun as long as you ignore the lyrics. For example, in the unfortunately titled "Need To Be Naked," Amber chants "Take off my pants, my shirt, my socks and my shoes." Do women wear socks? Are they sexy? And can you really take off your socks and THEN your shoes???? The music is high energy, late 1990's fun, and there is a surprisingly touching new mix of "Sexual (Li da Di)" that is almost, dare I say it, sexual. One wishes Amber had a Robbie Williams overhaul the way that Kylie did a couple of years ago. But don't analyze too much, just keep dancing and the album will grow on you eventually. You may not feel sexual, but I guarantee you'll laugh out loud at least once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Andrew's review of Amber's album "Naked"

    1. "Yes" This is a personable affection story. It was written with a co-writer Billy Steinberg. Amber describes Her encounter with a person whom She loves and wants to share the romanticism of the situation. ¿ . . .Draw him down to me so he can feel my breast", has already caused a substantial furor in the US due to the veiled, yet still visible and talked about Puritanism of this North American continent. 2. "Naked" These lyrics have a double meaning. As Amber describes, "The need to be naked" should not be taken in an outright literal manner as they mean Her current need of being forthcoming, sincere, honest and straightforward to whomever She addresses this tirade. Also, there is a big amount of passion being pressurized into the content. "If you don't want me, I'll be devastated" is setting the tone of this emotional escalation, "I'm so much in love with you Waiting not knowing baby I hate it Tell me what you want me do" further prologues this desperate cry for help, acceptance and understanding. As the relevance of this, my situation reflects the same kind of emotional desire to bring closure to this anticipating moment of my future rendezvous with Her. It is purely understandable that in this highly paranoid modern oversexed American society this song may be interpreted as having a "sexual" meaning, which it certainly does not have or foreclose. 3. "Anyway (Men Are From Mars)" This is an intriguing story written by Amber and pertains to Her explanation of differences in relationships between men and women. Amber wants to stay in a relationship together, however, due to the perpetual and irreconcilable differences between her and him, its rather difficult. "We're so different why give it a chance" She laments while "You want to be you but I can't be myself". That is why She calls Herself as being from Venus while he is from Mars as the direct connotation of Her compelling desire to break free and away from the matrimony of choice yet passed and buried desire. In the end, She descends to the powerful yet convulsive conclusion: "I love you anyway Only in my way Not in your way Oh not in your way Anyway" as Her way of saying that Her feelings and emotions for him are directed in Her own defined personal direction uninfluenced by the current state of set expectations from others. 4. "You're Sent From Heaven" This song describes Her uninterrupted desire for a never-ending romance with a new choice of affection. Amber delivers a tremendous amount of expectations and the strong like hood of success with a brand new relationship and obvious physical attraction to that object of Her desire. "And to my big surprise I'm feeling so alive, I'm feeling so for real" She suddenly discovers and further notices: Something beautiful, inescapable has happened to me". She, also, tends to abandon some things unspoken and to be left to the spirit of the epitomizing romance with the following verse "Unspoken words that love'll say". She further discovers that "Holding on to nothing but our love is strong" as the promulgating evidence of Her findings. As Her passion speaks: "I need you right here 24/7" which is left in parenthesis in the lyrics as Her own secret yet delivered way of saying how Her needs should be addressed and handled. 5. "Dirty Thoughts" This song is the most powerful on the album as a sexual expression of Amber's desire of relieving Her physical tension. I think this song is, also, an evidence of a "wishful thinking" which She indicated recently in Her interview. "The thought of you, the thought of me, the thought of her Such insanity . . ." This is not an implication of a threesome fantasy which would vaguely wonder and linger through Her curious mind, this is a direct and compelling evidence of it . . . There is, also, a clear indication of Amber's desire to play a generally taboo type sado-masochistic game:" The thought of fears the thought of pain the thought of fears like cold and endless jagged

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amber's best yet!

    You won't find many dance divas who can fill an entire CD with music you'll want to hear over and over again -- but Amber delivers. This CD features several recent dance floor hits (Yes! and Need to be Naked), and several others with dance and pop hit potential (Sex without Sex, Heavenly Proximity, Anyway, to name a few). Amber proves she's a pop star with some substance, with lyrics that move beyond the typical dance floor drivel. This is definitely one CD you won't regret adding to your collection.

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