Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
This is full-frontal Ginuwine. The Life has 15 crisp and clean tracks, three ballads, two mercifully brief interludes, and, praises be, only one guest appearance. With the exception of one or two tracks, the album's sub... more »
This is full-frontal Ginuwine. The Life has 15 crisp and clean tracks, three ballads, two mercifully brief interludes, and, praises be, only one guest appearance. With the exception of one or two tracks, the album's subject matter crystallizes Ginuwine's shiny digitized persona: the iced-out, ghetto-down-yet-sensitive, pretty-boy player with a pocket full of money. As a flesh-and-blood artist, Ginuwine is a reasonably talented, trend-conscious love man with the ability to turn fairly ordinary songs about two-way pagers, g-strings, and the myriad pressures of being a hard-working sex symbol into Billboard-bound hits. Even though he focuses on adult topics, Ginuwine's songs seem to center around the type of fantasies 15-year-olds indulge in while watching MTV on a school night. Five of these tracks are up-tempo rump shakers and 10 are turbo-charged, up-on-the-downstroke slow jams. The party songs are cluttered with drum and bass, whistles, mediocre Spanish guitars, and other gimmicks that merely distract from Ginuwine's capable midrange vocals. Stick with the slick slow jams, and he might just get your heart racing. --Rebecca Levine
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Really Great Album
Jannine | Fl | 09/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really love this album because it really shows how much he has evolved as an artist. I love the way he sounds so passionate when he sings. I love all the tracks on the album. I just put it in my player and walk away no need to skip around."
Not a very good CD
T. Winston | 04/28/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I like Ginuwine and his music but after hearing this CD I was disappointed. I only liked 4 songs; Why Not Me, Two Way. Differences and Superhuman are really nice. I was just not feelin most of the songs on this album, they were kind of boring. I expected a lot better from this CD. Overall I don't recommend this CD because most of the songs did not capture my attention."
Ginuwine- The Life
------------- | The World | 12/22/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well this whole album was in my opinion a dissapointment. Because after 100%, i thought that he would stick with Timbo and keep making that bouncy/ hip hop soul that made him famous. But he really shocked people when he released the phenominal, but different "Differences". Because while the song was great, it didnt sound anything like a normal G song. It sounded to normal. It didnt have that unique bounce to it like his previous songs and albums. But i went ahead and bought it anyway because of the Ginuwine fan i am. And while the album definetly wasnt bad because it did have a few gems, it wasnt anything close to 100%. While there were a few standouts in the tracks "Tribute To A Woman" which is reminicent of a R. Kelly babymaker was one, while he brings a different heartfelt story of heartbreak on the amazing "Why Did U Go". And then there is the more blunt sexual song "How Deep Is your Love", which is one of the other standouts, but this is a more up beat sexual song than the others on the album. And then of course there is the huge hit and sure to be love song classic "Differences" which could make anyone want to fall in love. But its the other tracks that really take away from the album like the confusing thug love track "Why Not Me", he should have just left that track off the album. As well as cutting "So Fine" because i was almost embarassed that G made such a garbage song as this one. But overall G still has his perfect vocals intact so the album isnt to intirely bad, he just lost his way for a few tracks.