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"
Ray | Michigan | 10/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I must say that the great thing about Fergie, is she can actually sing. She does showcase that talent on several songs here. While im not a big fan of raping songs much anymore, those are good as well. You really need to listen to this cd a couple times to enjoy, ill admit i downloaded it once and was like ugh. But then i relistened to each song and found myself truly liking the cd. Its just like any cd really you have to listen to a few times to really get the feel of the artist. I like her singing in Wild Orchid so i guess i really like the songs more where she actually sings. I was never really a big fan of London Bridge, but i suppose i see why she released it."
"I'm Fergie Ferg and me love you long time"
Eric Gehrke | Des Moines, IA | 10/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Oh Fergie. I have to say I was hesitant to purchase this CD. I like London Bridge, liked the video, even though every fiber of my being was screaming at me not to. So, I took a chance and bought the CD. I was pleasantly surprised. The album opens with the boasting "Fergalicious". Fergie sings/raps about her fitness and how she's not promiscuous. Her fellow BEP Will.I.Am helps her Fergness out over a couple of great samples, "Supersonic" and "Give It All You Got." Next comes my favorite song on the album, "Clumsy". It also samples the Little Richard classic, "The Girl Can't Help It". It has good beats, and you can groove to it. The next song is "All I Got", the first slow jam. Over a Lionel Richie sample, Fergie asks her man if he'd love her with her natural haircolor. It's great. Next is the current single, "London Bridge". Now I'll be honest, I have no idea what the song means, but Polow does a great job producing it and Fergie's boast and swagger are pure fun. Next is "Pedestal" which takes the refrain from the London Bridge nursery Rhyme and switches it up. "Voodoo Doll" is probably my least favorite song on the album. Next is the one two punch of "Glamorous" featuring a killer cameo from Ludacris, and "Here I Come" which samples the Temptations "Get Ready". My only complaint with that song is it reminds me a little of those CW promos. The album slows down after that. "Velvet" is a nice song probably my second least favorite. Then a nice pseudo reggae song "Mary Jane Shoes" followed by the mildly schizophrenic "Big Girls Don't Cry". Then it ends with Fergie's broadway audition "Finally". Over all it's a great CD. Some people complain about Fergie's lyrics, but I find them hilarious. And really, if you're buying a Fergie CD, who expects Fiona Apple lyrics. You just want to hear Fergie singing about her humps and how the boys want to buy her things over a good beat. Well done Fergie."