Don't Forget (Demi Lovato)

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Camp Rock starlet Demi Lavato's debut disc includes 11 catchy tracks that blend the pop-rock sound of her Disney brethren, the Jonas Brothers, with her Ashlee Simpson-reminiscent girl power pop.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Considering that Demi Lovato's debut album, Don't Forget, appeared in the fall of 2008, just as Miley Cyrus was inching away from Hannah Montana and into more adult territory, it's hard not to think that Demi isn't being groomed as a replacement for Miley, but a better musical comparison for this Radio Disney queen is the Jonas Brothers. Lovato appeared in the Disney TV movie Rock Camp with the Brothers and toured ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Camp Rock starlet Demi Lavato's debut disc includes 11 catchy tracks that blend the pop-rock sound of her Disney brethren, the Jonas Brothers, with her Ashlee Simpson-reminiscent girl power pop.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Considering that Demi Lovato's debut album, Don't Forget, appeared in the fall of 2008, just as Miley Cyrus was inching away from Hannah Montana and into more adult territory, it's hard not to think that Demi isn't being groomed as a replacement for Miley, but a better musical comparison for this Radio Disney queen is the Jonas Brothers. Lovato appeared in the Disney TV movie Rock Camp with the Brothers and toured with them prior to the release of Don't Forget, but the more crucial connection between the two camps is revealed in the album's credits: six of the 11 songs here were co-written by the Jonas Brothers. Given this, it shouldn't come as a great surprise that Demi's music sounds a lot like the Brothers: it's bright, sugary, snappy power pop, fueled by big, fuzzy guitars and big, muscular hooks. Unlike the Brothers' 2008 album, A Little Bit Longer, there is no attempt to sell Demi Lovato to an audience broader than tweens, so this is pure, unapologetic bubblegum, a fizzy rush of singalong hooks occasionally punctuated by a bit of sighing puppy love, which surfaces most strongly on "On the Line," an actual duet with the Jonas Brothers. This is fine fodder for a middle school slow dance, but what's really memorable about Don't Forget is its parade of urgent, insistent guitar pop -- the kind of pop that feels disposable but winds up sticking around longer than its more considered cousins. This kind of trashy fun was missing on A Little Bit Longer, so it's nice to find that it surfaces proudly on Don't Forget. It's pure pop for tween people.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 050087123567
  • Catalog Number: 000213202
  • Sales rank: 751

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazazing! :)

    all i have to say is this is her best work yet. i know this is her first album but i loved camp rock and she just has an amazing natural voice. i would recommemd this to anyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    you &quot can't forget&quot demi lovato

    I should first say I'm NOT a pre-teen, or even a teen, and definitely not a big fan of most Disney artists. I'm actually a college student with normal music interests who randomly stumbled on the Camp Rock soundtrack, heard Demi Lovato's vocals, and literally was awed. The huge hit, &quot This is me&quot wows you with the range of Lovato's vocals and the ease with which she carries the song (Joe Jonas, though a good singer, is rightfully given only a harmonizing role). Having heard some of the songs on Youtube already, I bought this album the day it was released (it's currently topping iTunes charts), and DID NOT REGRET IT. The entire cd is lovable, danceable and almost singable (if you could reach the heights Lovato effortlessly does). La La Land has typical, teen-girl lyrics, but around 0:45 starts into enjoyable rock/pop. Though it tries hard to be intense, it settles for a catchy, hook-filled opener. Jonas Brothers add to the background instrument and vocal sections. Get Back is already at #43 on the Top 100 charts, and features guitar riffs and background vocals a la the Jonas Brothers. Lovato again goes from whispered lines to full-out screams with confidence and the effect definitely pleases. An all-around good song to jam to. Trainwreck is one of my personal favorites, written entirely by Lovato (meaning no JB to turn her original style into another typical teen-song.) The lyrics are perhaps the most dark in the entire album, dealing with &quot medication,&quot &quot insanity&quot and the idea of loving someone &quot crazy.&quot The piano chords are fresh and the entire song is in a minor key your ears will love. Co-written with the Rooney member, Rob Schwartzman, Party is a fun, edgy dance number equivalent to a Jonas Brothers song - light-hearted, appealing to the ear, but little more to talk of. On the Line is the much-anticipated duet with the Jonas Brothers. Lovato and Joe Jonas' vocals mesh almost perfectly (and you thought they couldn't beat This is Me), while Nick Jonas' and Lovato's vocals convey the edgier, more bitter side of the story. Though this song will be a chart-topper because of JB, the song would have been better had it been less upbeat - the guitar solos are positively happy. The title song, Don't Forget begins with whispered, teary vocals but if you don't skip the track immediately, you find a beautiful layering of instruments, resulting in a rousing crescendo of guitar, percussion and Lovato. Truly spine-tingling. This song however resembles Nick Jonas' A Little Bit Longer, and people will unfortunately prefer the version they heard first (though I find Lovato's better). Gonna get caught sounds exactly like a song from the JB's latest album and as such, pleases for a casual listen. Things to watch out for include JB's background vocals, more noticeable than in the other songs they sing back-up for. In several places they harmonize, instead of echo! Two Worlds Collide starts as a sweeping ballad, but fizzles out soon after. Perhaps this is because the lyrics reflect another Disney chic-flic which Lovato stars in with her best friend Selena Gomez. The Middle was unfortunately not written by Lovato, and neither was Until You're Mine. This is a pity because both in terms of lyrical content and writing, the songs are superb. Nevertheless, Lovato takes over the songs as her own and beautifully delivers. The Middle is as rock as teen music can get, while Lovato conveys anguish beautifully in Until You're Mine. Believe in me closes the album and though it is again, an ode to teenage insecurity and the problems every girl goes through, the heartfelt lyrics and vocals do touch you. Be sure not to skip over this song as another cheesy, teen-pop number, because more than the rest of the album, this song is Lovato's true message to the world.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!

    i thought it was totally awesome, most of the songs maid me jump and dance! love it, she totally fits the rocker look and is so much different from Miley (thank GOD!) my favorite song of this album was Until You're Mine it was really beautiful^_^, i think that for a beginner like her do an album like this, is pretty amazing and admirable and the songs have really good messages!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

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    A LOVATIC 4EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i absolutely love Demi Lovato...I love all of her albums. She is such a role model,and is amazing and talented. I have Here We Go Again, and Unbroken,and am looking forward to getting this one as well, because I am a Lovatic . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Unexpected

    I didn't think her cd would be so good. Her voice is soothing and mature.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Surprising

    I never expected her cd to be that good. In my opinion she is a waay better singer than Miley. Demi's cd has spark to it. Very nice.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Demi Lovato is and actress, dancer, and up-and-coming singer

    Demi Lovato is only 16 years, yet she has stared in a Disney Channel movie, stared in a short series show, toured around the country with the Jonas Brothers, and become a role model for girls around the world.Her voice is incredible for only being 16.She co-wrote all the songs on this cd with the Jonas Brothers and her manager.Demi was in a movie called "Camp Rock" and she sang in 3 of the songs on the soundtrack.The soundtrack was #1 for almost the whole summer.On "Don't Forget," Demi has a few slow very personal songs, and then some songs you can really dance to.Her cd has a wide variety of songs.Demi has a few break-up songs, and she even had a duet with the Jonas Brothers.The pictures in the cd really represent Demi as a person.She has a different sense of style then most 16 year olds.Demi is an amazing musician and even better in her live performances.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love the Gloves and Pants (and Boots)

    Demi Rocks! Her wardrobe is just as good as her music. Keep it real, Demi. Lovato is the new name in ROCK.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty Good

    Demi Lovato's first solo album is pretty good, much like Miley Cyrus's album, it has its highs and lows. The Jonas Brothers wrote six of the songs and produced the album. My favorite song is &quot Trainwreck&quot , which Lovato wrote by herself, and &quot On the Line&quot which features the Jonas Brothers. As a fourteen year old girl, I would have to say this CD is pretty good, but Demi shouldn't be a rocker, I much perferred her in Camp Rock. And she isn't good live, trust me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it made me get up and dance!!!!!! woooooooo! iheart her

    it was awesome!!!!!!!!!!! yea!!!!!!!! It was totally worth the money!!!!!!!! Buy it or else your like the rest of them!!!!! By meaning them I ment LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!! mauhhahaha!!!!!!lol!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Love Demi and always will. Her music is real, and it shows. All

    Love Demi and always will. Her music is real, and it shows. All of her albums are great, including this one.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    one very boring album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    boring album poorly made poorly produced everything about this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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