Fight for Love
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The album starts with "Let Love Be;" Elliott sings this out with a lot of energy and it makes a fine beginning track for this album. The beat is great and Elliott never lets go of a superfluous note! The musical arrangement enhances the quality of this opener, too. In addition, I also like ""Know Better;" Elliott remains squarely front and center--right where he belongs! "Know Better" is great music--and besides, since when did Elliott ever sound better? "Know Better" is powerful stuff.
The title track, "Fight For Love," has an excellent beat and the percussion really works well in the musical arrangement. Elliott handles complex tempo and key changes like a pro. "You" has Elliott in the spotlight as he laments his unrequited love; and "Can't Keep Loving You (From A Distance)" is absolutely perfect--this one's all THAT good.
"Don't Be Afraid" has Elliott singing to a woman he loves that she should take a chance and let herself fall in love with him; and this poignant ballad works well on many levels.Read more ›
As for rest of the album, the most interesting tracks are the upbeat ones:
-Let Love Be - a cool R&B ditty (kind of wish the whole album sounded like it)
-Know Better - a catchy soul/pop blend with mucho hit potential
-Don't Be Afraid - a smooth dance track that could have been penned by Ne-Yo himself
-Cold Heart - a real funky number which Elliott infuses with attitude
For me, the slower soft pop material tends to blend together, which is why after several listens, I find it hard to remember any line from Can't Keep On Loving You, How Do I Know, or This Step Alone.
The good thing is that Elliott has killer pipes, so even when a couple of songs start to drag, he lets out some ridiculous riff that gains my attention--and admiration.
Let Love Be is a rhythmic romp that gets the CD off to a flying start. Know Better, one of my favorites is uptempo, but highlights Elliott's vocal chops, more than moving you towards the dance floor.
Fight For Love...it's a good message, a great fit for radio and Elliott is at his smooth R&B best, sultry, surprising and ultimately superb in style and technique. The chorus is easy for those of us wannabe's to sing along with.
I'd like to see Elliott do something a little more edgy, and you sense he's definitely moving in that direction. But I have nothing but high praise for this Indie artist who's choosing to do it "his way."
We need more talented singers like Elliott Yamin.
I can't help but admit that I'm disappointed.
"Fight for Love" is more "polished," but more commercially contemporary. Elliott is a young man, so it is only natural he would want to record some contemporary R&B, but I don't think these songs showcase the versatility of his fantastic voice. Where is the jazz/blues/soul fusion that we all loved? Where are the vocals that made us stop what we were doing and really listen? Remember the jaw-dropping perfection of his AI performance of "Moody's Mood for Love," or the pared down, heartfelt cover of "Song For You?" Where is the promise of "Find a Way" and "Train Wreck" from his debut album? In my opinion, few of these new songs hold a candle to those, mostly because of the snap-clap synth thing. It makes each song sound like every other contemporary R&B song out there.
It could just be a generational thing..maybe I'm just not feeling this cd because of my age. I just felt like I was listening to slightly different versions of the same song when I listened to "Fight For Love."
Maybe on his next cd he will use more of his voice and less of the machine. Maybe he'll cut a "Songs for My Mother"-type tribute cd to make us purists (or old fogies) happy, and we'll hear the funky, bluesy scat-singin' INTERESTING young vocalist again!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love Eliot Yamin. Very nice voice. A favorite singer. Seems like a great person.Published 15 months ago by Dianne E. Greene
I have been a fan since I saw him on American Idol. He has not disappointed me yet. I will continue to buy is records.Published 22 months ago by valpip
wonderful voice. super talented! love the whole album! listen to it over and over in my car. Highly recommend if you like true good beautiful music :)Published on June 29, 2013 by Eder Navarro
I heard 3 seconds of this guys song and used shazam to figure out who was singing. I downloaded the cd and it quickly became my new music obsession! Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by S. Hartin
really liked this album & am a fan of Elliot Yamin. He has great sound & quality production on his album.Published on April 29, 2013 by Daniel W. Gibson III
This was kind of a change for me, however his music is really good and understandable. It wasn't very expensive. I recommend this product.Published on January 12, 2013 by Shannon
I've probably listened to this CD more than any other. It was by far my favorite CD of 2009. "Know Better" "You Say" "How Do I know" "This step alone" are the ones I liked best. Read morePublished on January 7, 2011 by Amazon Customer