Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Freak of Nature
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Singer Anastacia is definitely prone to no-frills caveats: "I'm a freak of nature," she declares on her sophomore album's opening title track, "You better beware of danger." And so begins the journey into this Taylor Dayne... more »
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Singer Anastacia is definitely prone to no-frills caveats: "I'm a freak of nature," she declares on her sophomore album's opening title track, "You better beware of danger." And so begins the journey into this Taylor Dayne doppelgänger's musical world, a place populated with overblown rock-funk-R&B tracks signed, sealed, and delivered with the sole intent of freakifying the Chicago-based songstress stateside (she's sold over 7 million albums worldwide). Replete with melismatic wails (on power ballads like "I Dreamed You" and "You'll Never Be Alone"), hard-edged, don't-mess-with-me manifestos ("Paid My Dues," "Why'd You Lie to Me"), and a requisite superstar cameo (Faith Evans sits in on "I Thought I Told You That"), Anastacia works the funky-white-girl thing with all she's got. And though most of her material is fairly schlocky, this onetime contestant from MTV's The Cut has a thick creamy purr of voice that carries the run-of-the-mill material and prevents the entire affair from invoking a caveat emptor. --Sylvia W. Chan
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Jason | Albuquerque, New Mexico United States | 06/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own over two hundred CDs. I can honestly say that this CD is one of, if not *the*, best.Anastacia's voice is very unique, and her style of songwriting is refreshing, especially now, in the days of Alicia Keys and Tweet (Both very good artists, I might add. Their version of writing is very "old-school," though.).Anastacia is by far one of the most talented women in show buisness. If you watched VH1's "Diva's", you would have seen her onstage with Celine Dion, easily matching Celine's voice. That is quite a feat.I would highly suggest this CD."
Wow, wow,wow, WOW what a BOOM, what a FREAK OF NATURE!!!
LUIS LOPEZ | LIMA, LIMA Peru | 10/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must say that ANASTACIA is the singer of the millenium her first mega hit album "NOT THAT KIND" was a boom in Eurpoe it sold over 5 million copies and the songs became classic there i can say this because i travel a lot to Europe.
This time is FREAK OF NATURE the album has and increible rhythm all the songs are fantastic, there are dance songs which them you can dance until you fall down to the floor Anastacia's voice is unique she has a mix between TINA TURNER and TAYLOR DAYNE, also sings soft ballads, Anastacia is one of those rare singers that you love or hate but i'm sure the everyone is gonna love her every time that i play this cd with friends they love and the buy her cd's i'm sure that everybody who buy's her first or second cd buy's the other one.
FREAK OF NATURE hitted all the charts in Europe and topped almost all them it sold to date up to 4 million copies and in the US it also became a hit charting in BILLBOARD it debuted at #27 and has sold around 500,000 in just a couple of months, the first US single was ONE DAY IN YOUR LIFE which reached #1 in Billboard and #1 in 17 countries in Europe, the first international single was PAID MY DUES also touched #1 in several territories and the upcoming single is WHY'D YOU LIE TO ME.
My favorite songs in the album are: ONE DAY IN YOUR LIFE, HOW COME THE WORLD, YOU'LL NEVER BE ALONE, PAID MY DUES, SECRETS AND DON'T STOP.
The album also includes the song IF I TOLD YOU THAT where features FAITH EVANS.
I highly recommend this album to everyone.
I wish that Anastacia wins a Grammy this year because after all her hits she desrves at least one."
This woman really knows how to sing...Anastacia rocks!!!
Javier Lopez | Peru | 04/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anastacia started her career in 2000 with her debut album "Not that kind", which was a huge hit in Europe with sells of 6 million copies. "Not that kind" had hit singles such as: "I'm otta love", "Cowboys and kisses", "Made for loving you" and "Not that kind". Even though the album was huge in Europe it bearly touched the American charts.In 2002 she released this,her second album "Freak of nature", an album full of energy. The first single was "Paid my dues" which became a #1 hit in Europe and Asia. Few months later "Freak of nature" was officially released in the U.S and its second single, "One day in your life" was the first American single that topped the Dance Billboard charts.
Before "Freak of nature" appeared in the american market, Anastacia shared the stage with Celine Dion, Cher, Dixie Chicks and Shakira at Divas Las Vegas.
The hit of this album had been very big. It topped the international charts for 3 weeks, it has sold 5 million copies in Europe and close to 500,000 copies in the U.S.About Anastacia's music I can mention that she has a mix between Tina Turner and Taylor Dayne but she has her funky own style.
When she rocks, she rocks and when she sings love songs, she delivers her strong voice with all her heart. She really feels the lyrics that happend to be very good.
The songs are fantastic, on this production you have the strong ones like: "Paid my dues", "Freak of nature" or "Why'd you lie to me". The soft ones like: "Overdue goodbye " or "How come the world won't stop". The ones where Anastacia gives her whole voice and feeling like: "You'll never be alone" and "Secrets". I can't forget the dance ones..."One day in your life" and "Don't stop".
You'll also find a duet with Faith Evans in "I thought I told you that".The album is fantastic, has a bit of everything. Anastacia a great singer, she really knows who to make music and how to sing it and I'm sure that if you buy this album you're gonna love it to the point that you'll buy "Not that kind" too.
These days Anastacia is on #1 with her latest dance hit "Love is a crime" from the Oscar winner movie "Chicago"."