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Hello My Name Is...
     

Hello My Name Is...

5.0 2
by Bridgit Mendler
 
Bridgit Mendler came up through the Disney ranks, appearing in a TV series (Good Luck Charlie) and starring in a musical movie (Lemonade Mouth), where she played the singer of the titular band. Her sunny charm and fine singing voice are both featured on her debut solo album, Hello, My Name Is..., and so are her songwriting chops, as she co-wrote

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Bridgit Mendler came up through the Disney ranks, appearing in a TV series (Good Luck Charlie) and starring in a musical movie (Lemonade Mouth), where she played the singer of the titular band. Her sunny charm and fine singing voice are both featured on her debut solo album, Hello, My Name Is..., and so are her songwriting chops, as she co-wrote every track on the album. She and her production team concocted a resolutely Pop sound, relying on Auto-Tune (even when it doesn't seem like they need to) and bringing in hip-hop beats, big rock guitars, bubbling electronics, and on lead single "Ready or Not," some reggae riddims. It's not the most distinctive sound -- many of the tracks could be lifted from this album and placed on a Selena Gomez or Demi Lovato album with ease -- but it works well when combined with Mendler's idiosyncratic voice. She has an ear-catching wrinkle in her voice that gets more pronounced on the uptempo tracks; it works as a nice hook even when the song is less than thrilling. That being said, there are quite a few songs here that do make an impact. "Ready or Not" is the best track by far with a very catchy chorus, "Hurricane" has clever fairy tale lyrics and an impassioned vocal (and a sassy rap section), "Blonde" is a little clichéd but ends up as a convincing argument that hair color isn't a gauge of brains, and "Rocks at My Window" is a witty and fun love song with a big beat. Hello, My Name Is... is an impressive debut from a singer who shows real talent and has every chance to break out of the Disney mold and do something all her own down the road.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2012
Label:
Hollywood Records
UPC:
0050087242961
catalogNumber:
001385992
Rank:
72958

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bridgit Mendler   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Andrew Goldstein   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Spencer Lee   Background Vocals
David Ryan   Guitar
Emanuel Kiriakou   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Ukulele,Background Vocals
Donnell Shawn Butler   Background Vocals
Freddy Wexler   Synthesizer,Strings,Keyboards
Evan "Kidd" Bogart   Background Vocals
Phil Shaouy   Guitar
Jai Marlon   Synthesizer,Strings,Keyboards
Donnell Shawn   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Andrew Goldstein   Programming,Producer
Pat Thrall   Engineer
Emanuel Kiriakou   Programming,Producer
Enny Joo   Art Direction
John Hanes   Engineer
Dreamlab   Producer
Peter Leak   Management
Jens Koerkemeier   Engineer
Freddy Wexler   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Vocal Producer,Whistle
Martha Rich   Illustrations
Evan "Kidd" Bogart   Composer
Jai Marlon   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,Whistle
Daniel Glashausser   Engineer
Anna Pearson   Management

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Hello My Name Is... 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Fun16 More than 1 year ago
The voice of Bridgit Mendler is so unique, so pure, so rich, and so graceful. In this CD her voice is so ingeniously diaplayed. You want to hear the songs again and again. The 12 songs in the CD are well-written and beautifully voiced. I have heard her in Lemonade Mouth and in Good Luck Charlie. I highly recommend this CD to any one who wants to listen to good music and feel better. BRAVO Bridgit.
jayla15 More than 1 year ago
in tis ablu bridget show who she really is though her music and what she does with her voice i just love it and you will to when you you buy her new ablum again this ablum is a MUST GET!!!!!!!!!!!!