O'Ryan

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
O'Ryan entered the increasingly overcrowded PG-13-rated urban teen sweepstakes in 2004 with his self-titled debut, which positions him alongside the likes of Marques Houston, B2K, Cassidy, Lloyd, Mario, and Tug Entertainment labelmate Young Rome as potential heirs to Usher's long and prosperous reign over the teenage girls of America. It's tempting to dismiss O'Ryan for this reason alone. In fact, it's a downright welcoming proposition! After all, how many of these over-produced urban teens does America need unleashed in a given year, especially when Usher is already oversaturating the media outlets with his endless run of hits? Grounds for dismissal are all the more ...
See more details below
CD
$9.61
BN.com price
(Save 3%)$9.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $5.09   
  • Used (2) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
O'Ryan entered the increasingly overcrowded PG-13-rated urban teen sweepstakes in 2004 with his self-titled debut, which positions him alongside the likes of Marques Houston, B2K, Cassidy, Lloyd, Mario, and Tug Entertainment labelmate Young Rome as potential heirs to Usher's long and prosperous reign over the teenage girls of America. It's tempting to dismiss O'Ryan for this reason alone. In fact, it's a downright welcoming proposition! After all, how many of these over-produced urban teens does America need unleashed in a given year, especially when Usher is already oversaturating the media outlets with his endless run of hits? Grounds for dismissal are all the more relevant when you also factor in all the female equivalents Beyoncé, Ashanti, Ciara, et al.. But hold on for a moment before you snidely dismiss O'Ryan's debut. Believe it or not, it's really a good album. It sports an 18-and-under mentality, granted, but if that's what you're looking for, look no further: O'Ryan is as good as, if not better than, recent urban teen albums by Ciara, Lloyd, Cassidy, and Marques Houston, to just name a few of the more commercially successful releases of mid-to-late 2004. There aren't too many big-name collaborators here. Houston co-writes and -produces a couple standout tracks, and J-Kwon and Trackboyz collaborate with O'Ryan on another standout track, the late-album club track "Shorty." But that's about it for brand names -- in other words, there's no behind-the-scenes R. Kellys here, just a strong team effort by a large cast of writers and producers and the velvety-voiced O'Ryan. It all amounts to a well-done album that runs a modest 12 tracks in 45 minutes and swings with a nice sense of diversity from slow-grind party starters to slow-dance ballads to yearning make-out songs to party-up club numbers. So even though these PG-13-rated urban teen albums seem to be a dime a dozen in 2004, there's no use complaining as long as they're as well done as O'Ryan's debut.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2004
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 602498633236
  • Catalog Number: 000315302
  • Sales rank: 295,277

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introducing (3:39)
  2. 2 Jus Anotha Shorty (3:47)
  3. 3 Take It Slow (4:02)
  4. 4 In a Bad Way (4:06)
  5. 5 Bad Situation (3:39)
  6. 6 Anything (3:49)
  7. 7 Going Out Your Way (3:36)
  8. 8 I'm Coming (4:14)
  9. 9 45 Minutes (2:59)
  10. 10 She Loves the Club - Boo Yung (3:28)
  11. 11 Shorty (3:21)
  12. 12 Smellz Like a Party (6:44)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
O'Ryan Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Russell Background Vocals
Tony Reyes Guitar
N8 Background Vocals
Adonis Stropshire Background Vocals
Adonis Background Vocals
Mischke Butler Background Vocals
Marcus Hodge Keyboards
James Malachowski Guitar
WonderWoman Background Vocals
Boo Yung Track Performer
Technical Credits
Tony Scott Composer, Producer, Audio Production, Instrumentation
R. Stevie Moore Composer
Gerard Harmon Composer, Producer
Marques Houston Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
Mischke Producer
Chris Stokes Composer, Executive Producer
Bam Producer, Instrumentation
Henley Regisford Jr. Executive Producer
Rufus Blaq Producer
Ketrina Askew Executive Producer
S.K. Russell Composer
A.D. Coleman Composer
Rufus Moore Composer
Loren Dawson Producer, Audio Production, Instrumentation
Leslie Burrell Executive Producer
N8 Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Big Tank Producer
Maad Phunk Instrumentation
TrackBoyz Producer, Engineer
Keith Wilkins Composer, Producer
Omari Grandberry Executive Producer
John D. Norten Engineer
O'Ryan Instrumentation
Mischke Butler Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Marcus Hodge Composer
James Malachowski Composer
Saint Nick Producer, Engineer, Audio Production, Instrumentation
Big Tank Audio Production
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously