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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Special Product
  • ASIN: 5557638040
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (346 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,580,035 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is one of the best songs on the album.
Adam Clarkson
Diana shows her true talent in the diversity of songs she sings, and I find that focuses my attention on every note she sings.
Andrew
This girl can sing and she reminds me of an innocent Britney Spears or Christina with a voice like Celine Dion.
Jason Edward

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68 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Rudy Palma on December 30, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Regardless of its underwhelming debut at #51 on the Billboard album chart, American Idol runner-up Diana Degarmo's debut album, "Blue Skies," is a solid collection of pop tunes with top-notch performances and melodies that never loses its footing.

Despite her powerful voice, many of her televised performances had been rather vanilla and sleep inducing, but memory of this is quickly wiped away with the opening track "Cardboard Castles." With lyrics that allow her to hit each syllable out of the ballpark with her honeyed voice, the results could not have possibly turned out better.

"There's a girl in New York City/Skyline's no longer pretty/Bound to destination anywhere/She grew up in California/Big dreams, they tend to own you there/Now she's building cardboard castles in the air/Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah."

Other selections are just as appealing to your stereo's back button. Whether singing the angsty teen pop of "Boy Like You," saccharine yet irresistible schmaltz like "Emotional" or the power-chord stuffed "Till You Want Me," (which would be a huge hit if made a single) Degarmo sounds assured and authoritative, never out of step with her material. She proves that, in an industry where every other teenage recording artist we can think of cannot really sing, she can hold her head high in the company of today's most revered vocalists.

Degarmo sounds particularly strong when singing the likes of her debut single, "Dreams," and the album's title track. Although in the hands of other singers they could easily suffer the fate of sounding extremely corny, her interpretations of the songs make them difficult to dismiss as such. Still, songs of love gone wrong fit her like a glove as well, particularly evidenced by "All I Never Wanted.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Corder on December 13, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I think this album is a great debut for diana degarmo. However, I dont think she has found her niche in the music universe. There are so many different types of music on this cd, all of which are good but I think she needs to pick one and stick with it for her next album. Most of the songs really stand out and are able to be listened to over and over again.

Cardboard Castles - a song I could see being a single it just talks about finding your true calling

Blue Skies - very powerful and uplifting, but maybe with a religious undertone?

Emotional - a well sung cover of Michelle McManus' first single, very pop-ish

Then I Woke Up - a great song about going through your real life but then having those dreams thaat keep you going

All I Never Wanted - this has to be my favorite song off the album, it just talks about dealing with a breakup

Go On And Cry - I feel this is where Diana shows off her voice best, shes basically singing about how this guy hurt her but shes not going to do the same thing to him

The Difference In Me - a more rock-ish song talking about not being able to get through to your significant other

Till You Want Me - my second favorite song from Diana, she sings of not knowing if the person she's crushing on even likes her

Dreams - this was her first single and i dont feel it fits the album to well but it is still a great song

Boy Like You - this is the most rock-pop song on the album and i just love it when she taks in between her singing...
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on December 12, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Though I was a fan of Diana on American Idol, I was a little dissapointed with her single 'Dreams,' though it did grow on me. Needless to say I was anticipating her debut album, wanting to see if she could make her mark on the music scene. Needless to say she has.

Her voice is practically flawless, and she can sure hit those high notes. One of my favorite song on the album is the slow, melancholy "Go One and Cry" in which Diana reaches and achieves the notes she was so famous for on the show.

I also disagree with those who say that Diana's indetity is skewed with the wide range of songs she sings on the ablum. A few (such as Blue Skies) have a little bitof a country feel, while others are rock sounding, and some traditional pop. This to me makes the album ten times more enjoyable. How many times have you bought an album on which each song sounds identitical to the last? Diana shows her true talent in the diversity of songs she sings, and I find that focuses my attention on every note she sings.

Overall, the CD is a great buy, and though some lyrics are a little traditional, I think Diana worked extremly well with what she was given to work with. Her voice shines through, and I encourage anyone looking for a diverse and powerful CD to give this one a try.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Teresa on December 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
First off, the 1-star reviews are simply ridiculous because I can GUARANTEE you these people have never even listened to the album. They are just Diana haters hellbent on bringing her down. You can tell by the way they write. There's no constructive criticism whatsoever. Just typing how bad it is in all caps. That's pretty immature.

Now for my thoughts. I have to say I was overall impressed with her debut project. I do feel it might be a bit disjointed as she tackles some songs with the great emotional maturity they require, yet still resorts to a couple of bouncy teen pop tunes. Not that I'm knocking her for the teen pop. She is a teen after all! I'm not really a fan of that music because I'm 29. However besides those two songs (Then I Woke Up and Boy Like You), the rest are more my style and I'm really impressed with the richness of her vocals and her ability to really deliver emotional conviction on the more mature songs. I have to say that the title track, Blue Skies is amazing! Sounds kind of like a spritual anthem. Cardboard Castles should be the next single. It has pop/country flavor to it. I LOVE it! The best track would have to be Go On and Cry. It has a very soulful feel to it as she hits those power notes. It also really showcases her vocal talent like no other track. Emotional, the first single is good, but I don't believe it fits her vocals the best. However, it's still good and a nice song to sing along with. Of course the now familiar Dreams and Don't Cry Out Loud cover singles are on there as well which are great. Though her live AI version of Don't Cry Out Loud would've been the best version to put on IMO. Dream, Dream, Dream and Til You Want Me are songs I'm not really sure about yet. They're not that memorable to me so I don't really have an opinion on them right now.
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