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Survivor - Destiny's Child
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Survivor - Destiny's Child
Advantages: Fantastic. Their epic moment
Destiny's Child released 'Survivor' in 2001. It was this album, and era, that propelled them into fame in the UK. Sure, they had a few hits previous to this album (Bills Bills Bills, Jumpin Jumpin, Say My Name), but this album got them their first number 1 single and made Beyonce, Kelly and probably lesser Michelle, household names.
Out of their 4 albums, this one is probably their most pop. It mixes pop with R&B to make it a catchy, uplifting and popular record.
'Independent Woman (Part 1)' - This was the first single from the album, taken from the Charlie's Angels film. It's a fiesty girl power anthem of the early 00's. This became their first UK number 1 single in the UK. I'm sure you've all heard it so I guess that's all there is to say. 9/10.
'Survivor' - Single #2 and their second #1 single. It's more pop than their other singles and has a more 'anthemic' chorus. Needless to say, this is where they became huge pop stars and swerved them away from R&B to R&B/Pop. One of their biggest hits. 8/10.
'Bootylicious' - "I don't think you're ready for this jelly" they sing. When I first heard this I thought it was a bit bland and couldn't believe it was their 3rd single. However, I learned to appreciate it and how like the other singles delivered a positive theme in the song. The video for this song is fantastic too. 8/10.
'Nasty Girl' - The girls are hitting on some nasty girl now who seems to be showing too much flesh. This is another sassy song with a bit of attitude. Not as good as the previous 3 songs, but I do believe this was being touted as a single at some point but it didn't happen. 7/10.
'Fancy' - Now this is starting to sound like a great album. Fancy mixes pop with subtle R&B tones. It's a mid-toned number which is about not fancying this guy too much. 10/10.
'Apple Pie A La Mode' - I was always curious about the title of this song. Surely it's not about Apple Pie? Well no, still I don't know the story behind this track but what I do know is that its a sultry number. This is a more mellow track, but not in a bland way. The song is very sexy sounding with a great chorus. 8/10.
'Sexy Daddy' - Things are more upbeat on this track. Sexy Daddy is fiesty, sexy and cool. I can't find a single fault with this song and it is one of the standouts (there are a lot of standouts on here!) on the album. Sassy and sexy. 9/10.
'Perfect Man' - I have to say that this is one of the weaker songs, I wouldn't say weaker actually, but one of the songs I listen to less. It's by no means a bad song but most of the other songs on here outshine it. It's another sultry song. 7/10.
'Independent Woman (Part 2)' - This is noting like IW P1. It's more poppy and more 'messy'. The intro reminds me of a Cat/Mouse cartoon feeling if you know what I mean, fast paced and funky. Great song. 8/10.
'Happy Face' - DC3 have definatly moved to more poppy territory on this record and this is the poppiest of the lost. This is completely different to anything else on the album as it's a pure pop song. Wouldn't work as a single but its pleasureable. 8/10.
'Dance With Me' - I feel that this is a bit of a filler song. It's similar to 'Perfect Man' in which I don't hate it, and its a good song but compared to everything else on the album it's pretty forgettable. This song is only on the International Edition of the album and not the American Version. 7/10
'My Heart Still Beats' - This song is also credited as 'featuring Beyonce' so ultimately she is the only singer on this track. It's the first real ballad on the album and is a very powerful song, showing off Bey's fantastic vocals. 8/10.
'Emotion' - The fourth and final single from the album and this is a cover of the Bee Gee's classic hit. Emotion is a sultry ballad filled with pure emotion (no pun intended). 9/10.
'Brown Eyes' - Wow, three ballads in a row now. It seems like they've clustered them together on this album. 'Brown Eyes' is probably my favourite so far in the way it builds up into such an epic song. It's one of those ballads that Whitney could sing. 10/10.
'Dangerously In Love' - The fourth ballad, and Beyonce reworked this song for the debut solo album, but I have to say this version is much better. It's edgy and heartfelt. I love it! 10/10.
'The Story Of Beauty' - I loved this song when I first heard the album and this song stuck out straight away. It's about learning to love yourself and follows the story of a girl called Beauty. 9/10.
'Gospel Medley' - As the title says, a Gospel Medly. Not really my thing. 3/10.
'Outro DC3' - This is a thank you song where all 3 girls thank each other and everyone involved in creating the global moster that was Destiny's Child. It's a weird kind of song and just added on to give closure to the album 4/10.
Summary: Pop/R&B record.