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Unbroken
Katharine Mcphee
Unbroken
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Katharine McPhee, the 25 year old runner-up in the fifth season of American Idol has released her Verve Forecast debut. On Unbroken the vocalist and actress has co-written half of the album with some of music's biggest son...  more »

     
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All Artists: Katharine Mcphee
Title: Unbroken
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Verve Forecast
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 1/5/2010
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Style: Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 602527131061, 0602527131061

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Katharine McPhee, the 25 year old runner-up in the fifth season of American Idol has released her Verve Forecast debut. On Unbroken the vocalist and actress has co-written half of the album with some of music's biggest songwriters, including Kara DioGuardi (American Idol), Ingrid Michaelson, and Paula Cole. "Terrified" features a duet with Jason Reeves while Rachael Yamagata sings backup vocals on the song she co-wrote "Keep Drivin'." The album is produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band).

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Melissa J. from VANCOUVER, WA
Reviewed on 6/25/2010...
I love the sound of every song! It's really a great CD!

CD Reviews

Great music from Mcphee
barry | Boston, MA United States | 01/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Poor Katharine McPhee has never received the critical accolades she is so worthy of. She definitely deserved to win American Idol against Taylor Hicks. There was no comparison but Ms. McPhee is one of those women who is so beautiful on the outside that many people ignore the inside. She is lovely and beautiful indeed but many critics just think she has a simple pleasant voice and she possesses so much more. I love her new look and hairdo as she asks to have her vocals heard. I was one of those who did not love her debut cd. It was too poppish for me and didn't show off her great vocals and versatility.

A couple of years have passed and Katharine McPhee has grown up a lot. When I first heard this cd I didn't know what I thought and honestly would have given it 3 stars at that point. But after hearing it over and over I love it. There are no tracks here that are standout hits so you must listen to each track as its own. Most of the songs are ballads and only with the intense listening will you find the quality and versatility that is actually here.

It would have helped to have some uptempo tracks to break up the ballads so that they could have been appreciated more. Standouts of the ballads are SURRENDER, LAST LETTER, SAY GOODBYE and FAULTLINE. Interestingly my least favorite track is the title UNBROKEN. ANYBODY'S HEART has Katharine's vocals velvety like silk and DRIVIN and TERRIFIED are excellent displays of her vocals. The most uptempo here are poppish ballads LIFETIME, HAD IT ALL and the fun BRAND NEW KEY.

I still feel like Katharine McPhee has not been matched with the ultimate music to show her true artistry and versatitlity. Listen to her sing SOMEWHERE on the David Foster and Friends cd/dvd and you will see what she is capable of. But she does well here and I am very grateful for SAY GOODBYE and LAST LETTER. I am a huge fan and just wish that this cd had some strong tracks for singles to draw more listeners in. Katharine McPhee is still a rising star yet to meet her highest mark but UNBROKEN is a strong positive step. There is great talent here and I can't wait to see what comes next."
This is the KAT we were looking for coming out of IDOL
Jason Suttmeier | NYC, NY USA | 01/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most of America - who fell in love with McPhee - especially after her OVER THE RAINBOW performance - were expecting something like this CD from KAT. Although, I loved the first CD, it was pretty much not what the collective fans of McPhee expected. Moving away from the overproduced modern day pop music, UNBROKEN showcases just how talented KAT is. She has the best voice to ever come out of American Idol, and it's a real shame most of the show's fans will never hear just how special she is. I feel if KAT had released a song along the lines of the the standouts (for me) on Unbroken...

SAY GOODBYE
HOW
KEEP DRIVIN'
SURRENDER
UNBROKEN
FAULTLINE
... There are so many, actually. Keep Drivin' and Unbroken are currently my MOST favorite!

... she would've been a huge success. People who watch McPhee on Idol didn't want another modern day pop artist... They wanted a beautiful / strong TALENTED vocalist singing pretty ballads. We DEFINITELY don't need anymore modern day "we can't really sing" pop artists. Thank you for a beautiful CD, Kat!"