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Genres: Pop, R&B
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Julie M. from MILFORD, CT
Reviewed on 11/12/2009...
I did not care for this CD. Too techno pop for me and I don't think cursing and good music mix. She has too beautifull a voice to waste it this way.
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Either You Get Her Or You Don't
K. J. Bryant | 09/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fergie is one of those artists whose style is not easy on the ears (or the eyes). To like her takes a little sense of humor, some perplexing preferences, and the ability to not always take music serious. To define her is rather hard, but she is somewhere in the middle of R&B star Kelis and pop star Gwen Stefani. This album "Dutchess" is not for the faint ears. The beats are wild with heavy sampling from some surprising artists. What do you expect from a woman who made a song called "My Humps"? This is fun music. Her goal was not to make a political statement or to reveal her inner self. She is making a record to introduce herself as a solo artist and for the people in the clubs dance the night away.
Vocally, Fergie offers many surprises. She shines on songs like
Voodoo Doll- an almost jazzy number mixed with rock
Finally- she almost sounds like X-tina on this song, but this song is one of the most "pop" songs on this cd
Velvet- sultry with a hint of Sade.
On Production. Fergie's producers went out their way to give her a sound all her own. She samples from some of the most surprising sources, too. Examples are:
Here I Am- she boldly sampled the Temptations classic "Get Ready"
Mary Jane Shoes- she sampled "No Woman, No Cry" from the great Bob Marley, but his widow backs Fergie on the tracks.
Lyrically, Fergie is weak. I cannot make up my mind if this is intentionally or if she really cannot write. Whatever the case, Fergie gives us some surprising (and funny) moments.
All That I Got (the Make-Up Song)- Fergie writes "Would u love me if I didn't work out or I didn't change my natural hair"
Fergalicious- Fergie writes "My body stay vicious. I be up in the gym just working on my fitness".
Velet- Fergie writes "Gold and burgundy, sink into me. I feel so warm".
This album has so much appeal, I don't think most people will pay attention to her awkward lyrics.
Highlights on this cd: Fergalicious, Clumsy, All That I Got (the Make-Up Song), Voo Doo Doll, and Glamorous.
Beyonce let me upgrade you....to a Fergie album, OH SNAP!!!
ddude1456 | va, va beach, usa | 09/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm lovin this album from start to finish. I can listen to this cd all day long without skipping tracks, unlike the other albums that recently came out, ahem (Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Xtina) well you get the point it's a great album. Not saying the other albums aren't good, just that Fergie's is better. :-D"