Another Side [Circuit City Exclusive]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
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. [The Circuit City Exclusive version contains a bonus ringtone and wallpaper.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2007
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 050087105198
  • Catalog Number: 000044110

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Deal with It (3:03)
  2. 2 Stop (3:24)
  3. 3 Roll with You (2:59)
  4. 4 She Could Be (3:26)
  5. 5 I Get Lonely (3:35)
  6. 6 We Come to Party (3:04)
  7. 7 Mixed Up (2:54)
  8. 8 Still There for Me (3:39)
  9. 9 Marchin' (3:02)
  10. 10 Never Met a Girl Like You (3:40)
  11. 11 Homework (2:58)
  12. 12 Push It to the Limit (5:48)
  13. 13 [Untitled]
Disc 2
  1. 1 Push It to the Limit
  2. 2 Marchin'
  3. 3 Push It to the Limit
  4. 4 Another Side of Corbin Bleu
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Corbin Bleu Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Robbie Nevil Background Vocals
Richie Cannata Saxophone
Matthew Gerrard Keyboards
Greg Lawson Background Vocals
Randy Cooke Drums
Joe Belmaati Guitar, Keyboards
Daniel James 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
Technical Credits
Robbie Nevil Composer
Elliot Lurie Executive Producer, Management
Bridget Benenate Composer
Cutfather Producer
Matthew Gerrard Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
David Kopatz Composer, Producer, Engineer
Greg Lawson Composer, Producer, Engineer
Brian Malouf Engineer
Dan James Engineer
Brian Wayy Producer
Joe Belmaati Composer, Programming, Engineer
Arnie Roman Composer
Marcus Allen Composer
Brian Way Composer
Enny Joo Art Direction
Leah Haywood Vocal Producer
Andrew Fromm Composer
Daniel James Vocal Producer
Eric Sanicola Programming, Producer
Christopher Rojas Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Lambert Waldrip Composer
Shaffer Smith Composer
Jay Sean Composer
Stan Rogow Executive Producer, Management
Ne-Yo Producer
Corbin Bleu Composer
Jonas Jeberg Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Jose "Harvey Dent" Morales Engineer
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