7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHE STILL A THRILL!
Jody Watley's debut album was one of the albums of the late 80's that was crowded with winning singles material, more than todays only 2 or 3 promotiosn, this album carried 5 singles. The vibe that Jody had in the beginning was something new, R&B-funky with great meaningful lyrics, that with set the trend to people like Paula Abdul or Pebbles, Jody's album is full of...
Published on February 23, 2004 by S. Quinto
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the cd I thought I ordered, opened so coun't return - dissapointed.
Not the cd I wanted, I guess I must have ordered the wrong cd by Jody Watley. I had opened it so too late to return it, disappointed with this particular cd.
Published 9 months ago by Rita Lucero
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jody Watley,
It`s alright.The music is awesome.I however do not like her abbreviated versions of Don`t You Want Me&Some Kind Of Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Jody,
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Very good Cd. It contains the original version for "Don't you want me" and two versions for "New Love". The extended version it's nice too. Very well mixed, good sound.
5.0 out of 5 stars Jody!!,
1987. I was one year old, yikes! Being a lover of music old and new, I tend to have a weak spot for the 80's and especially 80's New Jack/R&B/Pop-especially the divas that ruled it, and one of them was Miss Jody Watley. From the ashes of the hit 70's/80's group Shalamar, Jody Watley emerged from the group yielding a impressive number of hits as well as a Grammy for Best New Artist and it was this little baby that put her into the stratosphere of solo success.
Jody Watley, had class, moves and a voice that cooed. She practically gave Janet and Madonna a run for their money at the time. With her debut album, she set the standard for sassy and classy pop/dance music. Her #1, "Looking For A New Love" just screams that early New Jack style, with it's infectious drum beats and keyboard intro, a true classic and you just can't help but sing along with the chorus! The saucy and bass driven "Still A Thrill" provokes Jody to sing in a deeper tone while "Some Kind Of Lover" brings out some pop dance flavor, great sax solo on this one. My favorites off of this set have to be the dance craze, keyboard frenzy of "Don't You Want Me" (which I like the single version a bit better than the album version and the remix off of 1990's "Do You Wanna Dance With Me?" is great as well) and then the melodic and charming "Most Of All" which has some beautiful vocals by Jody.
The fillers (should I call them that?) are okay, the best being her duet with the pre-"Faith", ex-Wham member, George Michael (who is one of my fave white boy soul singers-lol) called "Learn To Say", it's a funky little piece with some grooving basslines. "For The Girls" is very Madonna-like (I like the "wine me, dine me" part) and can be kinda cheesy as to "Do It To The Beat" which can get off course and be pretty bland. "Love Injection" is not the best song, being it can get tiresome after a few listens.
But still Jody's debut is an exceptional one, I'm surprised it's even out of print due to it being one of the greatest debuts ever, especially since it yielded a Grammy...strange. Jody Watley proved that she could hold her own on the dance floor and by flying solo. Great debut!
StarSprinkles Top 5
1. Most Of All
2. Don't You Want Me
3. Looking For A New Love
4. Still A Thrill
5. Learn To Say No
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Debut,
This cd is wonderful from beginning to end. It's amazing that this gem is out of print. I think they could have kept this inprint. Anyway, Jody Watley's debut is the bomb!
5.0 out of 5 stars 1988's Best New Artist Debut,
First off, let me just say that it's ridiculous that this album is out of print. Jody Watley was huge in the late 80's and even into the early 90's with a string of dance pop hits, but now, it seems that she's been completely forgotten which is a huge injustice.
This being her platinum debut brought her onto the pop scene with her huge hit "Looking For A New Love" which hit #2 on the pop charts in 1987. Other top 10 hits followed including "Some Kind of Lover" and "Don't You Want Me." My favorite Jody Watley song is included on here also being the catchy and melodic "Most of All" which really shows off her beautiful voice. "Still A Thrill" is another highlight. It almost sounds like a different singer all together with jody singing in a deep, sultry voice. There's even a duet "Learn To Say No" with George Michael who was just about to take off himself with his solo career.
I can't help but notice that almost all of Jody's albums are out of print including her successful sophomore album "Larger Than Life" which would yield her several more hits and her "Greatest Hits" which is ridiculous. It's virtually impossible for newer music fans to experience her awesome dance pop. I think her record company needs to get on the ball. Buy this even if it used.
4.0 out of 5 stars One Of Jody Watley's Best!!!!,
By A Customer
This album had several singles, Looking For A New Love, Dont You Want Me, Some Kind Of Lover, Still A Thrill. Overall the album is very good, though it contains album versions which are different from her single versions heard on the radio and on her music videos. I do like the singles, but like I said the album contains different extended versions of these singles so be aware. You can find most of here #1 singles on various artist albums. I would strongly suggest you buy the singles on a various artist album rather than on this album. That way you will know your getting the single version you heard on the radio and on her music video.
4.0 out of 5 stars R&B Pop at Its Best!,
By A Customer
If you are a child of the 80's and early 90's, this will take you back. Jody's, "I'm Looking for a New Love" was number one for weeks! It was a different kind of song, but it had a hook which turns songs into Gold. Most of the songs are worth a listen. The whole album is up-tempo, so don't look for any sweepy love ballads here. It's dance, dance, dance from a great singer, choreographer, and model.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i love jody!!!!,
"I'm lookin' for a new love, baby, a new love, yeah, yeah, yeah. Other guys will have me they'll appreciate my love tell me how does it feel? but now you're like the rest, unworthy of my best, hasta la vista baby!" What a great song! Some kind of lover,Don't you want me,and Most of all are good songs also. This album is definitely worth buying.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC JODY!!!!!,
I LOVE THIS WOMAN SHE CAN SING AND SHE IS BEAUTIFUL.
OF COURSE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT SHE FIRST STARTED OFF AS A SOUL TRAIN DANCER THEN BECAME A PART OF THE LEGENDARY GROUP SHALAMAR . I LOVE HER SOLO CAREER AS WELL MY FAVORITES ARE DON'T YOU WANT ME AND LOOKING FOR A NEW LOVE. BUT OVERALL IT IS A GOOD ALBUM. JODY SINGS AND DANCES VERY WELL ALSO. THIS IS A MUST HAE FOR ANY JODY WATLEY FAN.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Why Can't I Walk Down The Street Free Of Suggestion?,
The cover of this album is pretty boring. I have to say that if I had designed the artwork, I would definitely have added more color. Maybe red.
Oh, wait! The title of the album is in red! Maybe the next time they issue this one, they could add some green.
Now, the song title, "Love Injection," is seriously inappropriate. I would really appreciate if Ms. Watley would refrain from using such sexually suggestive language on further releases.
Judging by my own secret criterion, this album is probably mediocre at best. Leave it to Shalamar to give us a sub-par solo effort.
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