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Up! - Shania Twain
Member Name: sajjadali2008
Up! - Shania Twain
Date: 26/02/09, updated on 26/02/09 (37 review reads)
Advantages: Ka-Ching, Gonna Getcha Good, Up, Breathing, Forever and for always
Disadvantages: Some songs a little samey to each other but still good i.e nah, c'est la vie, ain't no particular wa
I consider this as one of the best albums of the last decade by far none. Not only is this in my eyes a musical wise improvement on her last record before this one Come On Over, it's quite impressive in every single way. Vocally its brilliant, lyrically more meaningful, it's more fun/vibrant/relaxing/easy to listen to and with that added exlamation mark in every song LOL! and the for example a song I am Not Gone (I Have Not) LOL! with the brackets in every song title adding to the tongue in cheek element that has come a normality in songs by Shania Twain.
I was drawn first by the incredible music video to I'm Gonna Getcha Good, i found myself humming this song one day and then decided to download the album and then described the rest of the incredible versions of the songs. Now there are several versions of this available in different colors in the US, abit pointless if you ask me it's just the same songs with minor differences. You see the record company want Shania Twain to keep true to her country roots but also reach out to the rock crowd given those brilliant live performances but also want her to appeal to the popular crowd. The differences are minor but for the record I am reviewing the popular version - pop version.
Up is a brilliant and uplifting way to start of the album, it's got those cheeky verses and i love that chorus however simple it is as well. I think I'm Gonna Getcha Good is a classy and popular way to start off the album, it's very catchy and lyrically it's quite meaningful if you look in to it. Shania has also given some incredible live performances of that song in particular. I thought Juanita was a great story. She's Not Just A Pretty Face is inspirational. I think Forever and for Always, is the Your're still the One of this record. I think Ain't No Particular way is eheeky and plesant. It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing give's me goosebumps, love that chorus and the way it's sang. Nah! Is fun and that's all it is though, bit similiar to Ain't No Particular Way but who cares?? - Wanna Get To Know you that good is brilliant again, i thought given the title it might be quite lame but they made it work.
C'est La Vie is great, i think that it has a good meaning of that's life and that's how it's gonna be, not sure if that's a cover or not but it's nbeautiful if you ask me. I'm Jealous another great ballad, got grea meaning again. Ka-Ching is one of those genuis songs a artist comes up with every twenty years, it's just so true of the world today and it was cheeky to release this song to the world shaming them for what they are!, a buying world and retail therapy going on this song sums it all up. Thank You Baby was nice but abit samey like Nah. When You Kiss Me is a great meaningful ballad that is perfect to end the album.
All in all considered, i have to say this is one of the best albums produced in the last decade if you ask me. Even better than her more successful Come On Over. The songs are vibrant, tongue in cheek, fun and uplifting but there is also the right amount of meaningful, tearful and slow ballads that gave me goosebumps. A stellar voice and this album stays true to her country roots and reaches out quite well to the rock/pop crowd as well. In every sense outstanding.
Summary: Incredible follow up album by millions selling country artist Shania Twain