Review : Celine Dion - Taking Chances
AmazonTaking Chances is not without its daring moments--we'll get to those--but the first order of business in any review of this much-hyped record, on which Celine Dion is said to have slunk away from her songbird instincts in favor of embracing her inner rock & roll wild child, should be fan reassurance. Therefore: fear not. Taking Chances has its share of poignant, pretty ballads (both "A Song for You" and "Right Next to the Right One" are goosebump-raisers) and love songs (the hopeful, heartfelt title track, which unfolds into an anthemic power ballad midway through, may be the best one). As far as standard Celine fare goes, in fact, Chances is likely her strongest non-French outing since 2002's A New Day Has Come; nobody unfolds a lyric with more care or nuance....full text
BillboardCeline Dion's 10th English-language studio album and first in three years showcases an artist eager to escape all preconceptions. On "Taking Chances," the world's best-selling female artist lets go of diva serenades in favor of true grit. All elements signal fresh direction, from producers Ben Moody, Linda Perry and Ne-Yo; lyrics that address edgy life lessons; and vocal technique foregoing creamy polish. Still, authenticity commands Dion's mission. The midtempo rock title track is destined for AC's top 10, while other radio triumphs include the empowering "My Love" and a rowdy cover of Heart's "Alone."...full text
BostonAs the title "Taking Chances" implies, the new 18-song collection from Celine Dion finds the "Titanic" songbird breaking free from her Vegas show and venturing a little further from her adult contemporary nest with help from current hitmakers.
But fear not, Dion's heart still goes on - and on and on - in the power ballads with which she built her name. Fans who like to emulate their heroine's breastbone-thumping better figure out a way to build up some muscle over their sternums quick. The Canadian diva today unleashes a disc that will certainly lead to bruising in mere mortals....full text
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