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Discovered after uploading several cover versions on YouTube, mentored by an R&B ladies man and an advocate of breathy urban pop, it's understandable why 19-year-old Conor Maynard has been labeled Brighton's answer to Justin Bieber. He may share a bizarrely similar backstory, but his debut album, Contrast, has more in common with the Justin that's since been lost to the big-screen rather than the Canadian teen idol. Indeed, there are strong echoes of Timberlake's Justified throughout its 12 tracks, from his fondness for falsetto a cappella lines and suggestive lyrics, to the slick, spacey, disco-funk of "Lift Off" and the dramatic balladry of "Glass Girl," both of which...
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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Discovered after uploading several cover versions on YouTube, mentored by an R&B ladies man and an advocate of breathy urban pop, it's understandable why 19-year-old Conor Maynard has been labeled Brighton's answer to Justin Bieber. He may share a bizarrely similar backstory, but his debut album, Contrast, has more in common with the Justin that's since been lost to the big-screen rather than the Canadian teen idol. Indeed, there are strong echoes of Timberlake's Justified throughout its 12 tracks, from his fondness for falsetto a cappella lines and suggestive lyrics, to the slick, spacey, disco-funk of "Lift Off" and the dramatic balladry of "Glass Girl," both of which are produced by former JT cohort Pharrell Williams. His tender years and his rather awkward stage presence mean his Lothario routine never truly convinces, but that doesn't detract from what is a consistently strong first half, whether it's the sparse, seductive lead single "Can't Say No," the elasticated synth pop of "Animal," or the pulsing Euro-dance of "Turn Around," the latter of which features the man who's helped to guide his fledgling career, Ne-Yo. It's rather frustrating, then, that for an artist who has worked so hard to distance himself from the usual teen fodder, the rest of Contrast is as generic as they come. Rihanna clone Rita Ora lends her unremarkable vocals to the equally unremarkable dubstep-lite "Better Than You," the identikit urban-electro of "Take Off" fails to reach the heights its title suggests, and "Another One" is the kind of formulaic, synth-led R&B that has somehow resurrected Chris Brown's career. Nevertheless, those who have been waiting for what seems like an eternity for Timberlake to return to the music scene could do worse than check out Contrast, which although rather front-loaded, is perhaps the most confident and mature teen pop debut of recent years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2012
  • Label: Emi Import
  • EAN: 5099963536928
  • Catalog Number: 6353692

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Animal (3:16)
  2. 2 Turn Around (3:52)
  3. 3 Vegas Girl (2:49)
  4. 4 Can't Say No (3:14)
  5. 5 Lift Off (2:59)
  6. 6 Mary Go Round (3:09)
  7. 7 Take Off (3:36)
  8. 8 Better Than You (3:13)
  9. 9 Another One (3:12)
  10. 10 Pictures (4:09)
  11. 11 Glass Girl (4:31)
  12. 12 Just in Case (3:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Conor Maynard Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jon Mills Drums, Keyboards
Jon Shave Keyboards
Steve Antony Keyboards
Ne-Yo Vocals
Jason Pebworth Keyboards
George Astasio Guitar, Keyboards
Rita Ora Vocals
Ray D'jan Guitar, Keyboards
Arcade Drums
Dion Wardle Keyboards
Kyle James Abrahams Keyboards
Ashton Foster Background Vocals
Peter Ighile Keyboards
Kurtis McKenzie Keyboards
Nathaniel Ledwidge Keyboards
John Lundvik Background Vocals
Antonio Golson Keyboards
Joey Dyer Keyboards
Technical Credits
Dan Stein Additional Production
Scott Thomas Composer
David Titlow Cover Photo
Tom Coyne Mastering
Pharrell Williams Composer, Producer
Stargate Producer
The Invisible Man Composer, Producer, Engineer
Benny Blanco Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Andrew Coleman Arranger, Engineer, Digital Editing
Jon Mills Composer, Programming
Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Dan Sanders Art Direction
Josef Larossi Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Jon Shave Programming
Bruce Waynne Producer, Engineer
Dirty Swift Producer, Engineer
Steve Antony Programming
Miles Walker Engineer
Rick Santizo Vocal Engineer
Jason Pebworth Programming
George Astasio Programming
Eagle Eye Producer
Celetia Martin Composer
Rita Ora Composer
Tor Erik Hermansen Programming, Instrumentation
Lucas Secon Composer, Programming, Engineer, Instrumentation
T.E. Hermansen Composer
K. Risto Composer
W. Nugent Composer
Mike Larson Arranger, Programming, Engineer, Digital Editing
Liam Nolan Vocal Engineer
Wez Clarke Programming
Tony Nilsson Composer
Ray D'jan Composer
Richard Welland Art Direction
Mohombi Composer
Arcade Programming, Producer
Dion Wardle Composer
Kyle James Abrahams Composer, Programming
Parker & James Producer
M.S. Eriksen Composer
Mikkel S. Eriksen Programming, Engineer, Instrumentation
Ashton Foster Composer
Sophie Stern Composer
Peter Ighile Composer, Programming
Nikolas Marzouka Arranger, Digital Editing
Ryan Woodcock Engineer, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Editing
Kurtis McKenzie Composer, Programming
Conor Maynard Composer
Nathaniel Ledwidge Composer, Programming, Producer
John Buchanan Composer
Dave Tindall Vocal Editing
Joey Dyer Composer, Programming
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