“Knopfler is that rare gunslinger who can make even the wildest shot look like it was completely intentional, and his steady voice, mercurial lyrics, and instantly recognizable guitar tone, that latter of which falls somewhere between the rich, lucid beauty of David Gilmour and the Pan-like spell-casting of Richard Thompson, provide just the right amount [...]
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“[N]othing here is subpar; everything serves as testimony to Kelly’s considerable vocal chops and potent charisma. She can sing like no other yet feels like the girl next door, a quality that grounds her poppiest songs and helped her transcend her made-for-TV diva persona.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog
“Christina may not pushing at her limits here — a safeness underscored by the presence of not one but two Voice co-stars…but it’s hard to blame her for playing it safe, particularly because she wound up with such a strong pop album, one that reconfirms her gifts as a singer and savviness as a pop [...]
“Ranging from 1967 to 2011, Release Me…provide[s] as pretty a picture of Streisand’s talents and interests as the best compilation ever could. All of the varied pop scenes she touched over the years are represented here… although of course, her long and varied career makes her able to do no more than dip a toe [...]
“[T]wo new recordings, ‘Dance Again’ and ‘Goin’ In,’ tracks that feature Pitbull and Flo Rida, respectively, [are] cuts designed for the dancefloors of 2012. …These hard, cold constructions feel especially steely when paired with the fizzy, glitzy turn-of-the-millennium hits that turned Lopez into a pop star. Not all of her charting singles are here but… [...]
“Throughout the 2010 album Lost in Time, Eric Benét referenced a number of ’70s sources, from the Philly soul of the O’Jays to the disco of Cheryl Lynn… The lush arrangements and openhearted sincerity in some of the ballads, such as ‘Real Love’ and ‘Runnin,’ recall the same decade.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog