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Ginuwine: Bachelor

GinuwineAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 8, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: October 8, 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002BLH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,785 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Pony
3. Tell Me Do U Wanna
4. Holler
5. Hello
6. Lonely Daze
7. Ginuwine 4 Ur Mind
8. Only When Ur Lonely
9. I'll Do Anything/ I'm Sorry
10. World Is So Cold
11. When Doves Cry
12. G. Thang
13. 550 What?

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Despite a name that suggests he's not in it for the long run, this 24-year-old Washington, DC native is attempting to set the standard for the premillenium loverman. He's got washboard abs to go with serious pecs, an earnest if not terribly flamboyant voice, and a sense of subtlety. His work is pleasantly free of the overwrought longing and distress that diminish most quiet storm efforts. Ginuwine's first CD is produced by Timbaland and features his trademark sparse soundscapes, which aim to support rather than overpower the frontman. In Maxwellian mode, Ginuwine has the sense to ask for, rather than declare, his carnal intentions, and he does so in songs that hold up to repeated listening. Ginuwine has--well--genuine musical merit. --Martin Johnson

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GINUWINE: BACHELOR (MUSIC)

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CHANGED THE GAME OF HIP-HOP/SOUL February 6, 2004
By Knyte
Format:Audio CD
Before Usher Raymond caught the tidal wave that Ginuwine managed to create with this album, Hip-Hop/Soul was much less dynamic than it was between 1996 and 1999. After the end of the New Jack Era in 1992, it simply wasn't cool to dance - at all. But that all changed when Brandy started chipping away at the hard crust surrounding mid-90s R&B with her "Baby" video, and then Soul For Real brought back an easier spirit to the mix with "Candy Rain" and "Every Little Thing I Do (You're On My Mind)." But not since Bobby Brown ruled R&B had a solo singer been as daring as Ginuwine in terms of making dancing a focal point. Because circa 1989, Bobby Brown was THE MAN when it came to performing. And in 1996, it was Ginuwine who would bring it back.
What makes this album special is that it was produced when the Timbaland sound was still fresh, and when it wasn't being imitated yet. The sparse and mysterious beats were a perfect counterpoint to Ginuwine's own slight voice, slight build, and fluid stage presence. Every song on "Ginuwine...The Bachelor" has its place, and I'll go as far to say that there isn't any filler on here. But the standout tracks are: "Pony" (of course), "Tell Me" (2nd single - great ballad in the vein of "So Anxious"), "Only When Ur Lonely" (5th single - dreamy and plush), "I'll Do Anything/I'm Sorry" (4th single - a percussive ballad in the vein of Aaliyah's "Heartbroken" - this is my favorite), and "When Doves Cry" (3rd single - all over MTV in 1997, great remake!).
The songs that I didn't mention are still great, particularly "Hello" and "Lonely Daze," which are both lazy-sounding ballads that sound great late at night just chillin'.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars IT'S DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS September 23, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This 1996 debut offering from Ginuwine (Elgin Lumpkin) may seem like just another gimmicky, flashy mainstream R&B debut from a buff pretty boy with a corny moniker. BUT after a closer listen to "Ginuwine...The Bacholor", it's become obvious that this album is deeper than it appears. The entire album has a mysterious, dark, and windy feel. In fact, I can conclude that it's like R&B-trip hop. It's like putting Johnny Gill in a Portishead-meets-Wu Tang setting. In fact, "The Bacholor" isn't really ordinary, by-the-numbers R&B.
Produced by the genius Tim "Timbaland" Mosley (before he became the 'It' producer in the industry), "The Bacholor" shines with dense and low-key production that at the time sounded innovative. The shimmering drum program and distorted bleeps and burbs and "Pac Man" sound effects on the breakout smash "Pony" was awe-inducing in 1996 (a dismal year for R&B).Add to that unusual mix, forcefully sexual explicit lyrics ("If you're horny/let's do it ride it/my pony") and you have a twisted piece of R&B genius.
Although Ginuwine's voice is passable( though a bit thin and squeal), it's obvious that Tim's the real star of the star. Ginuwine is the mere vocalist in Tim's twisted musical landscape, coming off more like the compex, enigmatic Tricky than Dr. Dre.
Moody shorchers like "Tell Me Do U Wanna" , the floundering "Lonely Daze", and "World Is So Cold" make this an even more surreal R&B ride. "World"'s lithing production just drags, but in an 'avant-garde' type way. More radio-friendly cuts like "I'll Do Anything/I'm Sorry"( co-written by an then-unknown Missy Elliot) , "G. Thang" (featuring a Portishead sample!), and "Holler" (a filler cut yet still has a hot beat) were added most likely so R&B fans wouldn't ask "what the hell is this?".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bachelor... June 27, 2002
By AG
Format:Audio CD
Ginuwine comes through on his debut and brings one of the best R&B albums the genre has seen, still in the year 2002. He has a head start on other artists as Timbaland produces the entire album and provides Ginuwine with solid, upbeat, and funky beats.
The album starts off with the widely known "Pony". This is a great song, with a beat that was genius and still gets people's attention today. This song immediately shows what to expect from Ginuwine for the rest of the album as he brings and shows topics in a more explicit way than the traditional R&B artist. "Tell Me Do U Wanna" is a funky beat that Ginuwine sings in a relaxed fashion. This is one of the smoothest songs ever made. "Holler" is an upbeat song, not quite something to dance to, but certainly will get you groovin' to this song. "Hello" is a softer song, with Ginuwine singing about a story where he's trying to get in touch with his girl, but she won't return his calls. "Lonely Daze" is another good song, with real nice production from Timbaland, and really smooth singing from Ginuwine. "Ginuwine 4 Ur Mind" has a beat that's similar to "Pony" but Timbaland spins it a different way and it creates an exceptional song. "Only When Ur Lonely" is one of the more meaningful songs on the album as Ginuwine tells a story of a woman who is using him. "World Is So Cold" is another one of the deeper songs as Ginuwine sings about a woman who broke his heart. "When Doves Cry" is one of the highlights of the album as he sings a Prince song. This one is the underrated sleeper on the album and I probably would consider my first or second favorite on the album. "G Thang" has more of a rap style beat and Ginuwine sings a song for all the players out there. "550 What?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, Great, Outstanding!!
All of his albums are worth buying. DONT sleep on Elgin Baylor. Oh, and make sure you purchase the new album TGT.
Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank. :)))
Published 11 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Old but classy
This is my first CD by Ginuwine. Although, I'm not in this age group, I can still enjoy this variation of rhythmic music.
Published 12 months ago by Ywanna Longmire
5.0 out of 5 stars Ginuwine ..The bachelor
This was Ginuwine's debut Cd, and it's great. I could do without all the interludes, but the Cd itself is solid and enjoyable to listen to! Read more
Published 18 months ago by MissK
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bachelor
This album came out in 1996 and it still finds its way into my music rotation today. A lot of the 90's R&B music could not compare to this gem. Read more
Published on February 27, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased with the Customer Service
I received my product in a timely manner from this seller. Its' condition was just as described. As for the music......well, you will have to judge for yourself. I like it!!!!!!
Published on April 20, 2011 by David L. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars loved this
my cd came in great conditon and played without one skip! I really enjoy listening to this cd while im driving in my car.
Published on November 8, 2010 by lawnayoung
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
This is really the best album Ginuwine made, ..there`s a version with a special intro, if you hear it you go like whauw, cause it`s really the best!
Published on November 30, 2009 by S. Korbee
1.0 out of 5 stars Ginuwine The Bachelor
This product was defective because there were extra blank tracks in between the original tracks so there are times of brief silence.. Read more
Published on September 14, 2009 by OV
5.0 out of 5 stars Great service
Fast service. My cd came in perfect condition and brand new. I was very satisfied and will continue to do business with them. Thanks guys.
Published on June 1, 2009 by J. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECTION!!!
This is the best r&b album EVER created!!! They just don't make em like this anymore!
Published on May 8, 2009 by Sarah Groner
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