Jordin Sparks - Jordin Sparks

Published Saturday 21st June 2008
Jordin Sparks - Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks - Jordin Sparks

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44433-13665
LABEL: Jive 88697296602
RELEASE DATE: 2008-04-14
RRP: £15.79

Reviewed by James Lidgett

Jordin is, of course, another of those singers who has hit the big time via the American Idol TV talent search. As it has turned out, Jordin, a former backup singer for Michael W Smith, was quite a talent for Sony/BMG to pick up as this is now a big US mainstream pop and R&B hit. This album sounds fantastic all the way through. The production/songwriting from The underdogs (Dreamgirls Soundtrack, Mary J Blige), Eman (Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion), Robbie Nevil (High School Msical soundtrack) and Sam Watters (Jessica Simpson) is immaculate, and no detail has been missed at all. This incredibly clean style immediately lifts it to the upper echelons of the genre in terms of its aesthetic quality, but it is in its lyrical content, and absorbing its meaning that really sets it apart. With every song on this album, at the top of its game, this is mainstream pop/R&B of real quality.

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Posted by Ricardo in Japan @ 14:56 on Jan 13 2009

I thought crossrhythms was for christian music? Whats going wrong? :-S[²]

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Posted by jooleepoolee in wolverhampton @ 22:27 on Jul 17 2008

do love 'no air'. mst admit i'm not a great fan of hers but was really pleased she won american idol. she deserved it...dunno if she'll make same imapct as jennifer hudson but she can definitely hold a note! and what better inspiriation do we need for our young teen girls. well done i say!

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