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Not what I was expecting...
on September 13, 2006
On her first two albums, Rachael showed a vocal instrument that isn't often heard in young singers (or old singers, for that matter). She possessed a clear sound that wasn't too strained or pushed- just free and natural. However, on this third album, she seems to have bought into the lie that in order to express emotion, you must yell and groan and do all kinds of other unpleasant things with your voice to get across whatever message it is that you're trying to convey. Gone is the beauty of tone, expansive range, and depth of emotion. In its place is a voice just like every other singer out there, if not worse in certain cases.
This is the only reason I'm giving the CD 3 stars. I love beautiful voices and was very dissapointed in Rachael's vocals on this album. I don't particularly like rock/pop, but I found that I would have throughly enjoyed this record if her vocals had been as good as they were on her first two efforts. It's a shame that she pulled a Jessica Simpson and abandoned a rare gift in favor of sounding just like everyone else.
I think you would enjoy this album if you're not very picky when it comes to how the singer sounds. Otherwise, avoid it unless you can get it really cheap.