Breakaway

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Thankful, Kelly Clarkson's slightly underwhelming 2003 debut, could've marked the end of the first-season American Idol champ's 15 minutes of fame. But with her angst-filled, rock-edged sophomore disc, Breakaway, a sexier, more confident Clarkson proves she has staying power. This girl-next-door captured the A.I. crown by belting goose bump–inducing renditions of R&B classics "Natural Woman" and adult contemporary–leaning power ballads the single "A Moment Like This", yet Thankful failed to capitalize on Clarkson's hazel-eyed soul, instead settling for Pink-reminiscent pop. But with the popularity of rock-lite chicks Ashlee Simpson and Avril Lavigne, it's a ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Thankful, Kelly Clarkson's slightly underwhelming 2003 debut, could've marked the end of the first-season American Idol champ's 15 minutes of fame. But with her angst-filled, rock-edged sophomore disc, Breakaway, a sexier, more confident Clarkson proves she has staying power. This girl-next-door captured the A.I. crown by belting goose bump–inducing renditions of R&B classics "Natural Woman" and adult contemporary–leaning power ballads the single "A Moment Like This", yet Thankful failed to capitalize on Clarkson's hazel-eyed soul, instead settling for Pink-reminiscent pop. But with the popularity of rock-lite chicks Ashlee Simpson and Avril Lavigne, it's a smart move for the raspy-piped Clarkson to wail -- more convincingly -- on guitar-fueled girl power anthems and disaffected love songs. The inspiring title track originally featured on the Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack and the new-wavy kiss-off "Since U Been Gone" will certainly strike a chord with tween and teen girls everywhere. With the star-making Breakaway, Clarkson is still America's favorite pop idol.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Kelly Clarkson was the first American Idol winner and the first vocalist to achieve success, but her 2003 debut, Thankful, didn't completely define her outside of the parameters of the show. While the dance-pop and adult contemporary ballads on that record were fresher than the music on AmIdol, Clarkson still hadn't escaped the show's shadow entirely: since it was a hit so close to her time on TV, it was easy to pigeonhole her as simply a creation of television, not a popular singer in her own right. So, her second album, Breakaway, released late in 2004, was a pivotal moment for her, a chance to prove that she was not a one-hit wonder, a chance to prove that she could have a real, vibrant career. Happily, Breakaway delivers on that promise. This time around, the dance-pop elements have been almost entirely stripped away, and the record instead is a rock-influenced, MOR pop affair, not entirely dissimilar to Ashlee Simpson's Autobiography, only a little bit smoother and not as heavy on guitars. Since Clarkson is a better singer than Simpson -- not only does she possess more chops, but she has more on-record charisma -- she can sell the material even when the slow tempos in the middle of record drag its momentum; she prevents the songs from sounding too samey. While there may be one too many ballads here, they often are very good and sometimes are excellent, like the light, layered, yearning title tune. Clarkson may be a fine ballad singer, but what gives Breakaway its spine are the driving, anthemic pop tunes like "Since U Been Gone," "Walk Away," and "You Found Me." These are the numbers that sound simultaneously mainstream and youthful, which is a hard trick to pull off, and they are the tracks that illustrate that Kelly Clarkson is a rare thing in the 2000s: a pop singer who's neither hip nor square, just solidly and enjoyably in the mainstream. After a bunch of rather blah mainstream pop albums, including a glut of half-baked AmIdol projects, this is a nice, low-key relief. [The 2006 edition of the album features updated album art and two bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/2006
  • Label: Tombstone Records
  • EAN: 4988017628171
  • Catalog Number: 24059

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Breakaway (3:57)
  2. 2 Since U Been Gone (3:08)
  3. 3 Behind These Hazel Eyes (3:18)
  4. 4 Because of You (3:39)
  5. 5 Gone (3:27)
  6. 6 Addicted (3:57)
  7. 7 Where Is Your Heart (4:39)
  8. 8 Walk Away (3:08)
  9. 9 You Found Me (3:39)
  10. 10 I Hate Myself for Losing You (3:20)
  11. 11 Hear Me (3:56)
  12. 12 Beautiful Disaster (4:35)
  13. 13 Miss Independent (3:34)
  14. 14 Low (3:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kelly Clarkson Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Matthew Wilder Composer
Bridget Benenate Composer
Matthew Gerrard Composer
Jimmy Harry Composer
Rhett Lawrence Composer
Clif Magness Composer
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Raine Maida Composer
Chantal Kreviazuk Composer
John Shanks Composer
Shep Solomon Composer
Christina Aguilera Composer
Matthew Morris Composer
Avril Lavigne Composer
Kelly Clarkson Composer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer
David Hodges Composer
Ben Moody Composer
Rebekah Jordan Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    this Cd is outstanding. There are great songs on here. This was the first Cd i have of her if you want good music this is a great Cd for you.

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