Another Side [1-CD]

Another Side [1-CD]

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by Corbin Bleu
     
 

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Straight off the success of another Disney movie (High School Musical followed by Jump In), teen heartthrob Corbin Bleu released his debut, Another Side, ostensibly to show that there's more to him than just his acting and his pretty face. However, what the album illustrates most of all is that Bleu has an impressive production and songwriting

Overview

Straight off the success of another Disney movie (High School Musical followed by Jump In), teen heartthrob Corbin Bleu released his debut, Another Side, ostensibly to show that there's more to him than just his acting and his pretty face. However, what the album illustrates most of all is that Bleu has an impressive production and songwriting team and plenty of money to make a hit record rather than any particular immense talent of his own. The singer's voice is decent in its own right, though not spectacular, and fits the kind of pop/R&B that's being churned out in spades, but Bleu isn't able to give himself much of an identity or personality beyond that. The music itself doesn't help, either. The 12 tracks that make up Another Side don't distinguish themselves from any other of the teen pop songs out there. They are catchy, but only in the most generic of ways, with too many synthesized beats and other instruments that are processed beyond the point of recognition. Yes, there are moments when Bleu seems to find his voice -- the stalkerish "Homework," the Ne-Yo-penned "I Get Lonely" -- but more often than not the tracks all seem to be knock-offs of older Disney faves *NSYNC (and similarly, Justin Timberlake, who Bleu often seems to be mimicking) or even the Cheetah Girls; it's pure TV-channel-created pop, meant to support and reflect the tween dynasty they've created. Bleu and Co. are trying to appeal to a sense of fun, to singing along in the car with your friends (as your mom drives), but it's so generic and produced it doesn't even do that. And with that one objective failed, Another Side loses its own purpose completely.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2007
Label:
Hollywood Records
UPC:
0050087100797
catalogNumber:
000007102

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Corbin Bleu   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Robbie Nevil   Background Vocals
Richie Cannata   Saxophone
Dez   Various
Matthew Gerrard   Keyboards
Greg Lawson   Background Vocals
Randy Cooke   Drums
Joe Belmaati   Guitar,Keyboards
Daniel James   Background Vocals
Damon Sharpe   Background Vocals
Eric Sanicola   Guitar
Christopher Rojas   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Windy Wagner   Background Vocals
Lauren Evans   Background Vocals
Jay Sean   Background Vocals
Mich Hedin Hansen   Percussion
Don Fefie   Guitar
Jonas Jeberg   Keyboards
LeDon   Background Vocals
Marco Luciani   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Robbie Nevil   Composer
Elliot Lurie   Executive Producer,Management
Bridget Benenate   Composer
Cutfather   Producer,Audio Production
Dez   Audio Production
Matthew Gerrard   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
David Kopatz   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Greg Lawson   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Brian Malouf   Engineer
Dan James   Engineer
Brian Wayy   Producer
Joe Belmaati   Composer,Programming,Engineer
Arnie Roman   Composer
Marcus Allen   Composer
Brian Way   Composer,Audio Production
Enny Joo   Art Direction
Stereo   Audio Production
Leah Haywood   Vocal Producer
Andrew Fromm   Composer
Daniel James   Vocal Producer
Damon Sharpe   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Eric Sanicola   Programming,Producer
Christopher Rojas   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Lambert Waldrip   Composer
Shaffer Smith   Composer
Jay Sean   Composer
Stan Rogow   Executive Producer,Management
Ne-Yo   Producer,Audio Production
Corbin Bleu   Composer
Jonas Jeberg   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Stereo   Producer,Vocal Producer
Heavyweights   Audio Production
Jose "Harvey Dent" Morales   Engineer

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Another Side [1-CD] 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have 2 girls who love corbin bleu. I bought the CD. They love it. I even enjoy listening to it. A great mix of R&B slow songs with songs that you can get up and dance to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't even hear it yet but I know it's gonna be amazing cause Corbin is my home bro!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is going to be amazing. I have already listened to all of the songs and it's GREAT! If you like Corbin Bleu in HSM and Jump In..You will defintly like him singing! MY favorite songs are: Deal with it, roll with you, she could be, i get lonely, (*still there for me w/ Vanessa Hudgens-my favorite song ever!!!!*), never met a girl like you, and push it 2 the limit! Well i'm defintly gonna buy this cd! I hope you will too!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have heard clips of all of the songs and the full versions of 4 songs on the cd. Corbin's style is unique and he has a great voice!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this is the best CD EVER!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with this CD debut album for Corbin. Hot off the HSM and Jump In! scene, Corbin has no musiscal background. He should stay with acting if he wants his career to get anywhere.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I do not agree with the negative reviews. Corbin is talented, can sing, and boy can he dance! We just saw him in concert and he was fantastic! This CD is cool, Corbin is hip and his music is fun and uplifting....Go Corbin!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
went i went to BN i had a dog names joey. my name is jamal blue
Anonymous More than 1 year ago