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Breakaway [Content/Copy-Protected CD]

Kelly ClarksonAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,241 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Since U Been Gone 3:08$0.69  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. Gone 3:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Addicted 3:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Where Is Your Heart 4:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Walk Away 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. You Found Me 3:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. I Hate Myself For Losing You 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
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In a story about “Mr. Know It All” — the first single off Kelly Clarkson’s new album Stronger — Entertainment Weekly calls the multi-platinum singer and songwriter “the samurai of shooting guys down.” Indeed Clarkson has earned herself millions of devoted fans thanks to her feisty, straight-talking lyrics. Clarkson’s hits such as “Miss ... Read more in Amazon's Kelly Clarkson Store

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  • Audio CD (November 30, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Content/Copy-Protected CD
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B00064ADRK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,241 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,391 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Kelly Clarkson could have played her American Idol-propelled career much differently, languishing in the role of dippy ingénue or shunting her musical development by leaning too heavily on overnight stardom. Instead she dug in her heels and allowed good sense (or a good manager) to steer, and somewhere Simon Fuller and the rest of the TV gang ought to be smiling. Credit Breakaway, which couldn't be more aptly titled--the sophomore effort represents a seismic split from the thin if pretty debut, Thankful. Here we encounter Clarkson as superstar, with the humility that made her likable on the first disc tucked tightly under her arm. First single and leadoff track "Breakaway" topped the pop charts on arrival, and its rock-friendly thumps, dips, and rolls don't wear out their welcome. Instead,they blend into the firestorm of beats and guitars that is "Since U Been Gone," another shout-it-out rocker. Those songs set the tone for the rest of the disc in all its fury: The innocence is long gone, "Addicted" and "Hear Me" say. The big, expressive voice ringed by the occasional high-pitch trill--the one that prompted millions to get behind her on Idol--doesn't dip entirely off the radar, though. On "Where Is Your Heart" and the stunning live closer "Beautiful Disaster," it's there in full force--a hint, maybe, that despite the wide, smart career step Breakaway represents, her fans come first. -Tammy La Gorce

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As Kelly prepares the worldwide release of her new album, she's riding another hit single and video, 'Breakaway,' which is quickly becoming one of the hottest songs at radio for the fall of 2004, as well as the setup track for this new record. With contributions from some of the biggest producers in music today (John Shanks, Max Martin, Clif Magness, Ben Moody), Kelly's new record will further broaden her base as a worldwide pop star. The publicity campaign surrounding the launch of this album, one of the most anticipated pop events of the year, will see Kelly everywhere leading into this holiday season.

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455 of 499 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awfully hard to top this one December 12, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'll admit, my first impression of this album upon listening the first time around wasn't that good. I'll tell you why... I saw too many Avril Lavigne similarities. Especially the "woah... oh oh" sounds Avril has made popular. However, I did not let that deter me from listening to the album with an open mind.

Upon listening to the album 3 or 4 times, I concluded that this is one of the better rock/pop albums I've ever heard; especially by a solo female artist. On Kelly's debut album, she didn't use her voice like she should have. But on this new album, all I can say is, "Wow!". Hands down, Kelly Clarkson has the best singing voice in the music industry today, and hearing her hit some of the notes she hits on this album send chills up and down my body.

There are about 5 or 6 songs on this album that will likely receive radio play, as top singles. "Behind These Hazel Eyes" is Kelly's best song to date, in my opinion. "Because of You" is another fantasic song, as well as "Addicted", and "Hear Me". Let's not forget the smash hit "Breakaway".

With this album, Kelly sort of detached herself from the American Idol label that she's been sporting for the last few years. This is far beyond and cheesy bubble gum pop. This is legit, and Kelly is going to make a huge splash in this industry for years to come.
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264 of 307 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now That's What I Call Idol! December 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is the best album to come out of the American Idol show in recent history. Conspicuously short of filler material, every song sounds like airplay material. "Breakaway" launches the album with a mighty kick and it never stops going from there, the grand finale "Beautiful Disaster" being anything but a disaster.

It's not hard to detect a little influence of Avril Lavigne on "Since U Been Gone" and "Behind These Hazel Eyes", and there's also a bit of Amy Lee, especially on "Addicted" and "Hear me" thrown in, but this impressive follow-up pushes Clarkson into the running for the best female pop album of the year.

Highly recommended for pop/rock fans.

Amanda Richards, December 14, 2004
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Admirable Move Forward December 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Veering away somewhat from the more pop-centric slickness of the still admirable THANKFUL, Kelly Clarkson returns seemingly ready to replace Avril Lavigne as pop's new "angst" girl with the appropriately titled BREAKAWAY. While the title track is a lovely and fairly understated vocal affair, it's not the indicative setup for the rest of the disc, which addresses the current state of pop as defined by the likes of Lavigne and lesser talents like Hilary Duff and lip-syncher du jour Ashlee Simpson. That said, Clarkson fairs significantly better than others who've gone this route(take note Ashlee), thanks in part because she comes off far more convincing than the others, not to mention the fact that she's light years ahead of the rest vocally. New single "Since U Been Gone" is a far better indicator of the project--somewhat new wave, but with a strong yet subtle rock undercurrent. That rock "undercurrent" is in fact present throughout much of the disc, highlighted by "Behind Those Hazel Eyes", "Gone", and "Walk Away". And while there's probably no chance in hell she could get away with releasing an album without a few ballads, the slower tunes, while polished, don't cater to the slick, overproduced sound that alot of adult contemporary records cling to("Where Is Your Heart" actually sounds not unlike Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful"). Overall, BREAKAWAY stands not only as a more consistently flowing record, but one that should advance Clarkson to the forefront of pop's top ranks.
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40 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive! November 30, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I was shocked by the honesty of Kelly's writing on this album.

She really put herself out there on songs like Because Of You. I thought this would be another syrupy ballad, but my heart was ripped out when I listened to it. It had me at a stand still.

Kelly uses her voice in so many amazing ways on this album. Where Is Your Heart is another great example of Kelly's raw vocal talent.

It was pure joy hearing how she changed it up throughout.

And I must also comment on the background vocals, which were ALL done by Kelly. I find myself listening to them as much as the foreground vocals.

I didn't want to skip any of the songs while listening - yes, it was that good. I especially loved Behind These Hazel Eyes, Addicted, Because Of You and Hear Me.

If Kelly doesn't get nominated for another Grammy, I will be shocked.

This cd is 150 times better than Kelly's first album "Thankful".

Great work!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Boy, Kelly Clarkson must have a great life! July 27, 2005
By Jordan
Format:Audio CD
To start... For sure, nearly any person can safely say that they've heard the song "Since U Been Gone". However, don't be fooled by the guitars and almost shouted chorus; this is definitely pop. In my opinion, "Since U Been Gone" is actually one of the weaker tracks on the album, so those of you who still love it are in for a treat. This review is kind of long, so those who don't want to read it all should just skip down to the second-to-last paragraph.

The very beginning of the album starts with the title song: Breakaway. Kelly gives off a feeling of quiet desperation, thinking that she'll never amount to anything. Avril Lavigne did write this song, yes, but Kelly did an amazing job putting her own emotion into the song.

After the aforementioned two mega-hits (Breakaway and Since U Been Gone) is her lesser hit, Behind These Hazel Eyes. This song is more tragic and powerful than the first two; Kelly is NOT happy with how things are going, and this is the first time in the album we see this side of Kelly: A sadder side, betrayed countless times, that can't get over this most recent disaster. This side comes up numerous times in the album, and each time shows that Kelly is capable of putting enough emotion into a song to rise above the guitars that are used all-too-often. However, Behind These Hazel Eyes is certainly one of the most memorable songs in the album that says that not everything's as happy as they seem in Kelly's world ("No I don't cry on the outside anymore").

By this point, Kelly does not let up on darker lyrics, and the next track is my favorite. Because of You was written about Kelly's divorced parents, and how her mother and father would put her in the middle of it (She helped write this, and most other, songs on the album).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 6 days ago by Melissa Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love breakaway
Published 9 days ago by jodi
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the songs
Love the songs and that I don't have to go out to pick up a CD. Download to all my devices made easy
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Kelly Unbound
This is Kelly's 2nd album, but it is the first album she made without heavy interference from the record label. It is an obvious leap forward from "Thankful". Read more
Published 4 months ago by B. Dunay
5.0 out of 5 stars All the great tunes you love
I didn't realize how many hits were on this until actually listening to it all. Actually, I didn't realize how many of those hits were sung by Kelly Clarkson, so now I know! Read more
Published 5 months ago by BREM
5.0 out of 5 stars This is like a best of Kelly
This is like a best of Kelly. Jammed packed with her hits. Great price $5 for all these top songs!
Published 6 months ago by Plain ole guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Breakaway
THIS CD IS THE GREATEST PEACE I HAVE EVER HEARD. THIS WAS HER FIRST CD & I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT BUT I WAS SO HAPPY WITH IT. I CAN RELATE TO IT VERY MUCH.
Published 8 months ago by PHYLLIS
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!
A very good price for a well made product. Just as it was shown and described on the Amazon site.
Published 10 months ago by Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
This is my second copy of this album wore out the first one out. Love the song "Because of You" so many people can relate to it and it can be used as a learning device for... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Valerie Lynn Parker
4.0 out of 5 stars Still THE American Idol.
I liked 'Breakaway', the song, when I first heard it on Princess Diaries 2. The album has 5 great songs & 3 really good ones.

Anyone who likes Kelly should get this.
Published 11 months ago by Lemcke
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Is she born with soul or what?
I cannot agree more. I am a true fan. I saw Kelly in concert on July 1st and she was even better live. I have not been such a fan of a singer since I was a teenager. I think if she keeps it up she will be the next Madonna. Lasting factor I mean, not vocal.
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