Javier

August 5, 2003 | Format: MP3

$9.49
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 24, 2003
  • Release Date: August 5, 2003
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Capitol Records, Inc.. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc., 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028.
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  • Total Length: 54:41
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  • ASIN: B000TETN96
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,976 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By guillermoj on March 9, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Javier's self-titled debut CD is a smoothly executed and immaculately produced old-school R&B gem that is obviously influenced by Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway with a little Brian McKnight thrown in. Although I really love this release and it has received very positive reviews here, I am writing mine to further support Javier as I just read a couple reviews from well known reviewers that not only slammed Javier for sounding like Brian McKnight lite, but also took the opportunity to slam Brian McKnight. Cheap shot on both counts.
In my opinion, this is one of 2003�s very best releases from a confident new talent who is following his muse and not jumping on the much too crowded neo-soul bandwagon or relying on hip-hop and collaborations with rappers to sell CDs. Keep in mind that I have no issue with any of the aforementioned genres, but can�t a young black man be allowed (and even commended) for sticking to his guns as he is the real thing not the creation of some producer. Some critics may not know that Javier not only did his time in a jam R & B band, is also a multi-instrument virtuoso, and served as co-writer on all the songs on his album, a rarity in the world of contemporary R&B.
What about the record you ask? Some of you may have heard the first single title �Crazy�, which in my mind is also one of 2003�s best. It�s got a Stevie Wonder vibe, a chorus from heaven, and some hooks that make it. "Song For Your Tears" is one of my favorites combining wah-wah guitars and classical piano with Philly soul orchestration and some Stevie Ray Vaughn blues to produce a lush masterpiece. Here Javier sounds like a seasoned pro. �Hey Little Sister� has a contagious Roots-crafter percussion which makes the song move and seasons Javier�s infectious falsetto and song runs.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Buddhaful on October 13, 2003
Format: Audio CD
You go to the biggest celebrities, their songs rule the radio, #1 hits flying around, A-list producers doing their work for them, and you think it'll at least amount to a decent record. But it doesn't, and the best little suprises are right under your nose. Javier had a meek, low key hit with "Crazy". I really enjoyed it and decided to buy the album. I didn't expect much, but I want to support an artist like Javier. One listen hooked me in real quick.
While most R&B males have smooth voices, most of them have a certain quirk to them, an unpleasent quirk. Javier's as smooth as a whistle. His ballads are smooth, "Beautiful U R" and "October Sky" are sensual. And "Song For Your Tears" is a meloncaly little ditty.
Aware that his softness might get him shoved into overmilked neosoul area, he had sophisicated midtempos driven by his stylings. He plays guardian in "Hey Little Sister", my favorite track and one that can be destined for radio success.
Javier has things going for him, oh how sweet it is
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By VAQT on December 14, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I guess I'll start with a couple of burning questions. First, why is he not on every radio station all the time, yet, J. Lo can manage to top the charts? Second, what is wrong with Capitol records? Hello? Why are you sleepin' on this brother while we're all wide awake asking ourselves, "Where is the next single"? Why is this brother not getting promoted HEAVILY? With his amazing talent, he should be everywhere all the time! The brother has a voice that will make you melt and wonder what took him so long to get noticed! He not only has a smooth, sexy voice, but a range that can bring tears to your eyes and shame to some of these other cats out here fakin' it. AND he's a musician, he plays guitar and piano on the cd, which you will play over and over and over, I promise you. AND he writes, what doesn't he do? He cut a CD FULL of good music from beginning to end. He just doesn't miss on a single track. And if that ain't enough for you, the brotha has the nerve to be so fine that even if you were "Crazy" enough not to like his music (guess this is where the J. Lo fans come in) you should buy the cd just to peep the pictures inside! "Beautiful U R" Javier Colon, no doubt. Can ya say YUM!
So thank you Javier for bringing real R&B back for the next generation and for those of us in the 25 - 30 age group who are old enough to remember the good old days (think Marvin, Teddy, Curtis, etc.). And thank you even more for not just having a beautiful face and a phenomenal voice but for adding amazing musical talent to the package. All you up and coming R&B singers out there (you too girls), but this CD and take notes...lots of them.
To the record label, read my words: WE WANT MORE - NOW!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By I.B. on September 28, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Javier is a new artist that is being slept on right now. His first single might sound a lil typical but trust me when I say it does nto represent the whole album. On this he has hip-hop, R+B, Jazz, Old school, Neo soul and a lil Salsa/Hip-hop to make a good mix. He really shows how versatile he is on this with the mix of songs on the cd. Now to the cd...whats good?
*Crazy
*Beautiful you are
*Hey Little sister
*Slow motion
*Cant have my heart
*She spoke to me
*In your hands
*October Sky
Overall these songs right here are the cream of the crop but you have to check this out. Im sure most who havent heard of him will be suprised at the quality of the cd. Strong singing mixed with good songs always makes for good music in my book
Get it!
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