Kaleidoscope Dream [Explicit] [+digital booklet]
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Kaleidoscope Dream [Explicit] [+digital booklet]

October 2, 2012

  Song Title
Don't Look Back
Use Me
Do You... [Explicit]
Kaleidoscope Dream
The Thrill
How Many Drinks? [Explicit]
Where's the Fun in Forever
Arch & Point
Pussy is Mine [Explicit]
Candles in the Sun [Explicit]
Digital Booklet: Kaleidoscope Dream

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 2, 2012
  • Release Date: October 2, 2012
  • Label: ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records
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  • Total Length: 42:12
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B009E2PCQW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,519 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb; One of 2012's 'Crowning Achievements' October 5, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Twenty-five year old R&B singer/songwriter Miguel joins singer Frank Ocean in an elite league ushering in the new hipster/eclectic R&B movement. Miguel channels Prince on 2012's excellent Kaleidoscope Dream in which the songwriting is superb, the production unique, and Miguel's pipes soar. Kaleidoscope Dream follows up 2010's All I Want Is You, which was brought to a wider audience thanks to no. 1 R&B single "Sure Thing." Led by no. 1 R&B single "Adorn," and continuing promotion through second single "Do You," Kaleidoscope Dream is nothing short of a `treat.'

Opener "Adorn" mixes 80's sensibilities and soulful cues. Miguel's vocals are beautiful characterized by superb nuance and killer falsetto. The songwriting is chivalrous and thoughtful, with the chorus being a highlight: "You just gotta let my love...adorn you...know that I adore you/just that, baby). Overall "Adorn" is nothing sort of excellence epitomized.

"Don't Look Back" features more top-notch production including keyboard synth pads and dusty drum programming. Vocally, Miguel to allure with irresistible falsetto. The valedictory songwriting is capped off by a notable chorus: "If I (If I), Don't make it back before the sun (the sun)/all you have to do is run (run)/just promise you'll run (run) and don't look back...and promise me you'll run..." An outro, lifting off classic "Time of the Season" closes cleverly.

"Use Me" remains consistent and notable for excellent songwriting form. The production is busy, dusty, and mysterious, with eclectic sensibilities.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Miguel's crowning achievement. October 2, 2012
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"Adorn" - Beautiful falsetto notes. Contemporary radio R&B classic. 5 stars.
"Don't Look Back" - Not fond of the chorus but other than that the song is solid. 3.75 stars.
"Use Me" - Great almost mechanical beat. Feels busy. 4.5 stars.
"Do You..." - Has a unique beat and speaks on special stuff a potential lover has in common with the other. Isn't really explicit other than the lyrics, "Do you like drugs" repeated. 5 stars.
"Kaleidoscope Dream" - Has a sample of Labi Siffre's "I Got The..." which Eminem also sampled for his song "My Name Is". It mentions the song name a lot yet the production is pretty dreamy which is intended. 4 stars.
"The Thrill" - Features soft guitar strums and pretty vocals. 4.25 stars.
"How Many Drinks?" - A neat song. A light feeling track that boasts nice production values. 4.25 stars.
"Where's The Fun In Forever?" - Decent. Alicia Keys co-wrote here. 4 stars.
"Arch & Point" - I think it's safe to say it's one of the most sexual tracks on the album. 4.25 stars.
"Puss* Is Mine" - Surprisingly, this one is acoustic. Just Miguel and a guitar. 4.25 stars.
"Candles In The Sun" - This track has a unique beat you might have to get used to. But if you think about it this is the first track that Miguel has made with some real substance. It wonders about the possibility of God and talks of life issues. 4.5 stars.

Let's win some Grammys this upcoming year, Mr. Miguel Pimentel!

47.75 ÷ 11 = 4.340

4.3 stars.

Edit (6/17/13): And he did! Grammy award for Best R&B song ("Adorn"). I'm really proud of him because since his first single "All I Want Is You" was featured on iTunes for the free single of the week (before it got popular) I've loved his music. He deserves it!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Sophmore Jinx For Miguel ! October 2, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Miguel returns with his second album "Kaleidoscope Dream", and this album lives up to the hype. The R&B game has been watered down for some time now and some of our favorites like (Usher, Chris Brown, Etc.) have been going the Euro Pop, Dubstep ,Techno route and I understand that and no disrespect to them at all but none of that is on here and that's the good thing, Miguel didn't play follow the leader of the popular sound of today, he did the R&B that's been absent in the mainstream. Earlier in the year he released his free "Art Dealer Chick EP" series which included "Adorn", "Arch & Point", and "Candles In The Sun" and those songs still hold up good despite being released months ahead of time. He shows growth and proves he deserves to put in the category with the best R&B acts that's out with songs like "Don't Look Back", "Do You...",etc... you can tell he was inspired by the legendary Prince. Alicia Keys appears on "Where's the Fun in Forever?", making her the only guest appearance on here, and we get great production from " Salaam Remi, Jerry Wonda, The Phatboiz, Pop & Oak, J. Milla, and Miguel himself. People have been complaining about the state of R&B, well here's the album we all been waiting on. He kept it short at 11 tracks, and I'd rather hear a 11 track album without filler than a 18 track album with a lot of filler. I definitely recommend this. 4.5 Stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miguel is on another level October 4, 2012
Format:Audio CD
When it comes to Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream, believe the hype. This is an incredible album. Miguel's first album All I Want Is You was good, but this is so much better. The songs are all awesome, the flow is more cohesive...this album is on point. In a time where most artists are more concerned with making hit singles, Miguel has went against the grain and made an entire listenable album. Go ahead and do yourself a favor and buy yourself 10 copies of this album. One for your house, one for your car, one to replace your old copy when it gets too scratched up from you overplaying it, and seven extra copies for the people who are going to steal your copy once you play it for them. Kaleidoscope Dream is a future classic, no doubt about it. Don't sleep on this album, buy yourself a copy now.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bangin Album
Reminds me of a modern day Prince. Great Album. Instant classic in my opinion. Several songs on the album worth buying as singles so go ahead and buy the whole thing.
Published 6 hours ago by Chevy Driver
5.0 out of 5 stars Good music!
This is a good CD. Miguel has major talent. I was pleased with his versatility. Nice project that's easy to jam.
Published 19 days ago by T-Mo
3.0 out of 5 stars Adorn is an isolated event
I love the song Adorn and I am less than impressed with the rest of the CD. I have listened to the entire album about 10 times because it is in my car CD player and have not become... Read more
Published 29 days ago by JJO1991
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Good album, ease of download always has me coming back to find my favorites. One suggestion, we should have the ability to share music between our individual apple and android... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Neecie45
4.0 out of 5 stars good cd.
I heard a couple of his songs and had to get this cd. However I actually fell in love with two songs I hadn't heard until I got the cd. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying
I like the entire album. 1 or 2 songs he could have done without but hey, I still am happy I bought it.
Published 1 month ago by Cshiana Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Good CD
Buy this cd if you don't already have it . I did not think I would like this cd but I do really good cd buy now.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Mr.. Mumford Jr.
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth the $5 I paid
Not bad, but it doesn't really live up to the promise of "Adorn".

It's not a matter of style, it's execution - the young man just needs more to say. Read more
Published 2 months ago by cw
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Excellent
This album can be described in a ton of words but i'll leave it with two, which are: Simply Excellent!
Published 2 months ago by Phillip A Dudley Jr
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Priming Fans For Next Album
This particular music album (i.e., Kaleidoscope Dream) is pleasantly priming this fan of Miguel's music for Miguel's next upcoming music album. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lorenzo Morgan Jr
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