RJ Helton - Real Life

Wednesday 1st September 2004
RJ Helton - Real Life
RJ Helton - Real Life

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: B-Rite 1700612
RRP: £10.99

Reviewed by Daniel Hames

RJ Helton brings you Hispanic good looks and the kind of smooth pop/R&B grooves you expect from band like Blue. So if you're looking for a Christian alternative, RJ, who recently got much exposure in the American Idol TV talent search, is your man. This is as good as anything you'd find in the mainstream, and even though it's not at all what I'd choose to listen to, it's clear to see this is delivered with quality. There are songs dealing with love ("Missing Me") as well as spiritual concerns ("Even If", "Why Don't We Pray"). There is nothing really new and groundbreaking, but this is pop for the masses. Great Justin Timberlake-style photo styling too!

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Even If [Listen]
2. My Devotion [Listen]
3. Love Song [Listen]
4. All We Need To Know [Listen]
5. Freedom [Listen]
6. Tell Me [Listen]
7. Why Don't We Pray [Listen]
8. Delicate Child [Listen]
9. Forgive [Listen]
10. Crazy [Listen]
11. Missing Me [Listen]
12. Canto De Amor [Listen]

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Product Description
After finishing in the Top 5 on ĎAmerican Idolísí first season, RJ relishes the chance to flex his pop panache on Real Life. Filled with pop, urban/hip-hop grooves, searing, scorching ballads, and latin strings, this impressive album will give the world a glimpse into RJ the songwriter and artist.

Reader Comments

Posted by @ 00:29 on Dec 5 2008

What's with all the promiscuos songs on this album???????? Such as Secrets and come on over. This isn't Christian at all! It's cross between Justin Timberlake and Usher???

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