13 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriters who show off catchy hooks and strong commercial potential during their acoustic days often end up with outside producers who tell the artists to leave the pop arrangements to them. And so for her fourth album, Southern California beach-pop queen Colbie Caillat enters the dance club scene, with veteran producers Max Martin and Babyface each giving their assigned tracks a contemporary sheen that pumps up the optimism in Caillat’s generally sunny disposition. “Try” mixes sadness with spirited gung-ho. “Never Gonna Let You” keeps traces of acoustic guitar. And the sly “Nice Guys” sounds like she’s reaching that commercial potential.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriters who show off catchy hooks and strong commercial potential during their acoustic days often end up with outside producers who tell the artists to leave the pop arrangements to them. And so for her fourth album, Southern California beach-pop queen Colbie Caillat enters the dance club scene, with veteran producers Max Martin and Babyface each giving their assigned tracks a contemporary sheen that pumps up the optimism in Caillat’s generally sunny disposition. “Try” mixes sadness with spirited gung-ho. “Never Gonna Let You” keeps traces of acoustic guitar. And the sly “Nice Guys” sounds like she’s reaching that commercial potential.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
518 Ratings
518 Ratings
Lol it's mark ,

The New Taylor Swift

Colbie is much like Taylor Swift. She got famous by writing great, heartfelt songs. Then sold out and make what I refer to as “radio music,” music that’s tasteless. Every song runs into each other, and they all sound the same. I miss the old stuff that had meaning. Bring it back.

davidgolding ,

Departure

Colbie has departed from the sound that launched her. Another sell-out, pandering to oversampled, auto-tuned, over-digitized tastes that will have the shelf life disco had in the ‘70s: short-lived and marketable, not of any enduring quality. Gypsy Heart ought to sell well, but her reign as the female Jack Johnson has officially come to an end.

Funkymusicfreak ,

Awesome

Everything she sings is great - she makes any song great

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