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Breakaway [Enhanced]

Kelly ClarksonAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,239 customer reviews)

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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 8, 2005)
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000BYRAG2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,239 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,266,897 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Breakaway
2. Since U Been Gone
3. Behind These Hazel Eyes
4. Because of You
5. Gone
6. Addicted
7. Where Is Your Heart
8. Walk Away
9. You Found Me
10. I Hate Myself for Losing You
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Since U Been Gone [Jason Nevins Club Mix]
2. Behind These Hazel Eyes [Joe Bermudez & Josh Harris Top 40 Radio Remix]
3. Breakaway [Napster Live]
4. Because of You [Live at Rollingstone.com]
5. Miss Independent [Aol Live]
6. Hear Me [Aol Live]

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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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kelly's amazing! April 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD
The album is packed with songs by great producers, great songwriters and lead by Kelly's amazing voice. It feels like a young woman's diary, filled with pain, pleasure and touch of cynicism that feels just right. This album shows how versatile her voice is, and her complete control & wonderful range of her exquisite vocals. Glancing at the liner notes, we find that Clarkson is credited as either the main writer or as a smaller contributor on several tracks. Looking further, we find she provides all vocals (including all background vocals) throughout the entire disc. Amazing. Nope, no silly posturing, no gratuitous self-promotion, no flashy studio trickery here. Just great, great music from a great artist. This album deserves to become a classic.

'Breakaway', the first song, was written by Avril Lavigne (among others) and Kelly Clarkson does it perfect justice. It's a medium slow one with some fantastic vocals in the chorus and the last verse.

'Since U Been Gone' has an incredibly catchy bridge and chorus, and is a more up-beat contrast to the first song. This song will gets you up and movin' in your seats.

'Behind These Hazel Eyes' has some great guitar, and is similar in structure to 'Since U Been Gone'; a slightly quieter verse compared to a loud-ish chorus. Kelly also co-wrote this song. You'll find yourself singing after you listened to it. Just great

'Because of You' is probably the most powerful ballad on this album, and was again co-written by Clarkson herself. While the vocals are still excellent and she makes good use of her range, her voice is kept gentle to match the style of the song and changes accordingly with it; this song really reflects the immense talent she has.

'Gone' is an uptempo number, but it works perfectly!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 2 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 3 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 9 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 10 months ago by Lemcke
4.0 out of 5 stars Breakaway
First it's a five star performance. However we think a little bait n' switch took place. We wanted the older cover art showing what we ordered and a younger Kelly with the hat. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Adm. Arthur LeDock, Ret. GSN
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Kelly Clarkson album!
I have listened to this album for awhile now, but my friend expressed the desire to have her cd back after several years of "borrowing" it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Caro
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