Cascada's creative covers
Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 03/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"German group Cascada's second album goes back to what they're really good at - covering popular songs and transforming them into Eurodance hits. Being dance music, many of the tracks have similar driving beats, but this album WILL make you want to go clubbing, or at least jig(gle) around the house a little.
The first single is "What Hurts the Most", originally a country song sung by Mark Wills, and the second is the original "What Do You Want From Me?" Other covers include "Because the Night" (Patti Smith), "SK8er Boi" (Avril Lavigne) and "Just Like a Pill" (P!nk). Also look for "Runaway", "Perfect Day" and the ballad (yes, ballad) "Could It Be You?" which showcases the strong vocals of Natalie Horler.
This is the UK version of the album which has a different track list to the US version. The songs "I Will Believe It", "SK8er Boi", "Just Like a Pill" and "Endless Summer" aren't on the US version, which in turn has three tracks that aren't on the UK version. Personally I'd go for the baker's dozen on the UK album.
Their first album Everytime We Touch spawned four singles, and from what I've heard, this one should do even better.
Amanda Richards, March 25, 2008
Josh | Minneapolis, MN USA | 02/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have always loved Cascada's voice - so beautiful and pure. I do have to say that sometimes it is overpowered by the heavy bass and beats. The songs can be a bit repetitive and predictable. I have to admit that I like this CD better than `Everytime We Touch' - which I was pretty disappointed in. This CD is the perfect dance CD but, I would like to hear her voice showcased more because it is such a great one.
"What Hurts The Most" is, in my opinion, my favorite song on here and if you can get your hands on the Candlelight Mix you will be blown away. There are a few that should not have been covered and are easily skippable: "Sk8er Boy" and "Just Like A Pill". Those 2 songs are too new and already have remixes out for them by the original artists'. "Could It Be You" is a very melodic slower song that grabs your attention and draws you in. Very nice.
All in all, there are a few things lacking here but, it is a CD that adds something to my collection and it will to yours too. A great, fun dance CD.
I love this album!
Alesa Spectria | Islands of Fate | 03/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I personally think this is better than the first album. There are a lot more vocals in them, and a lot less instrumentals. Although I love both albums, this is the better one. I have both the US and UK versions of this album, so I get to combine them for the full *Perfect Day* experience. Although, if you have to get one, get this one, because not only does it have an extra song, but it has an extra disc! I say, well worth the money, and time waiting for shipping."