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Schizophrenic

JC Chasez

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Album Review

With his solo debut, JC Chasez is determined to outdo his former *NSYNC bandmate Justin Timberlake at his own game, to be sexier and sleeker, to reach further and be hipper, to try something different on each track. Hence, the title Schizophrenic, which Chasez probably chose with blissful ignorance of its similarity to the name of Geri Halliwell's disastrous post-Spice Girls debut, Schizophonic. That doesn't mean JC is wrong, of course. He does change sounds and styles frequently over the album, going much further into both hard dance-club music and sappy urban-soul ballads than Timberlake, trading JT's Michael Jackson fixation for an obsession with Prince, hip producers the Neptunes for the even hipper Basement Jaxx, while delving into retro-new wave for good measure. This may not follow the Justified blueprint to a tee, but it's certainly in the same spirit — it's a far more ambitious and diverse set of music than anything *NSYNC released, and it's often pleasing on the surface. His self-conscious, mannered phrasing can get in the way at times, but Schizophrenic has a lot of good music. Whether it's the heavy dance-club throb of "Some Girls (Dance With Women)" or "Shake It," the skipping lite funk of "She Got Me," the Prince homage "100 Ways," the robotic electro pulse of "All Day Long I Dream About Sex" and "Come to Me" with its "Sunglasses at Night" sample, or the mock reggae of "Everything You Want," Schizophrenic is filled with terrific pop music, filled with undeniable hooks and a vibrant, imaginative production. Chasez may not be able to eclipse Timberlake's star, but in his favor, he does have an album that on a strictly musical level tries harder and achieves more than Justified.

Customer Reviews

1990?

How could this have been released jan. 1, 1990? he wouldve been 13 years old? and nsync didnt even release anything until 1998.......

Great album, *beautiful* voice

It's a great album if you like music similar to Prince (I love him). JC did a really good job writing and producing on this album, his voice is strong on the ballads and fun with the upbeat songs. He definitely did some experimenting with sounds (Come to Me, especially) and strayed away from the mainstream. If you don't mind that everything you hear won't necessarily be on Pop's Top 40, you'll love it. He hits so many genres here and his voice sounds SO wonderful with each of them. Not rated 5 because I rarely find a perfect album, it doesn't have a clear focus (hence the title), but I'm random so I enjoy listening to what he comes up with.

Impressive

Great variety of sounds, smooth sexy voice and impressive song writing!

Biography

Born: August 8, 1976 in Washington D.C.

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

In the early '90s he was a Mousekateer and even played Clarence "Wipeout" Adams on Emerald Cove, a soap opera aired within The Mickey Mouse Club. By 2004 he was hiring the slick and ultrahip Basement Jaxx to produce his album. In between he was a star player in one of the biggest teen acts pop ever experienced. JC Chasez's favorite color is orange, his favorite Spice Girl is Mel B., and the thing he liked most about being on The Mickey Mouse Club were the friendships he made with other MMC members,...
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