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Turning Point

MarioAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Let Me Love YouMario 4:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Couldn't Say NoMario 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. BoomMario featuring Juvenile 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. How Could You [Explicit]Mario 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Girl I NeedMario featuring Cham 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Call The CopsMario 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Here I Go AgainMario 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Nikes Fresh Out The BoxMario 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. DirectionsMario 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Like Me Real HardMario 4:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. ShakedownMario 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Let Me Love You (Remix)Mario featuring Jadakiss & T.I. 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 7, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: J-Records
  • ASIN: B0002X94Z2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,959 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Mario returns with his new album, TURNING POINT, a well-crafted tale of a young man's trials, tribulations, life lessons and desires. The smoothed out first single, "Let Me Love You" produced by industry heavyweight Scott Storch is just a taste of the changes in Mario's game. Check out his future hits "How Could You", Nikes Fresh Out The Box," and Girl I Need" and you'll see why Mario has soul beyond his years and he's ready to shine! Production credits include Scott Storch, Lil' Jon, The Underdogs, Harold Lily and CarMul. Guest performances by Juvenile and Cassidy.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thats what I'm Talking Bout March 11, 2005
By Reese
Format:Audio CD
You know people Mario's age in the business don't have the courage to put this type of music out there. People this age go through things like this. Thats one reason I love this cd. And plus these are some of the hottest beats eva. Mario's vocal range make the slow songs explosive.

18- 10/10 this is how I feel alot. Just slam it in their face.

Let Me Love You- 10/10 1st single I've always liked this song.

Couldn't Say No- 9/10 I've been through this. lol

Boom- 9/10 Everyone says it sounds like a rip-off version of Usher's Yeah. Well duh.. it has the same meaning and it was written by the same producer. Hot song.

How Could You- 10/10 2nd single. The vocal range is awesome.

Girl I Need- 7/10 Haven't really gotten into this song.

Call The Copes- 10/10 My favorite song on the album. Its so explosive. Should be 3rd single.

Here I Go Again- 9/10 This song copies the style of Brandy's "I Thought". But I like it.

Nikes Fresh Out The Box- 2/10 Worst song on album. Completely cheesy. Doesn't fit in with the other songs.

Directions- 9/10 Good slow jam to make love to.

Shakedown- 10/10 Its good that Mario has a upbeat song for an outing. It makes the album worth listening to from beginning to end.

Let Me Love You Remix- 10/10 The style is changed. I like this version as much as the original.

This album shows more maturing from Mario. I can completely relate to every song. Overall Rating 9
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Needle In A Haystack December 13, 2004
Format:Audio CD
In a music industry where mediocre albums are put out as often as you change your weave, it's hard to find one where you aren't constantly hopping up out of your comfort zone to press the fast-forward button on your stereo. Mario's "Turning Point" just may put an end to that, for a fee of about [$$] of course. This artist's sophomore album is definitely above average compared to most other releases in recent time. This is one album where you can listen to each and every song, with the exception of maybe one or two depending on your taste. The album which is comprised mostly of club/party joints with a few (5-6) pure R&B ballads, displays the growth of a 15-year-old sweetheart from a mere radio friendly songster to a sexy, sleek and maybe more times than none, controversial future R&B prince. The slowed down tracks are probably "the classics" of the album. They are produced so simply with soft, mellow beats, and Mario coos so heavenly over each and every one. After listening to the album's party joints, you may feel as if the topics begin to get repititive via finding a good-looking girl on the dance floor and either dancing with her and/or then (sometimes) proceeding to fu- err, have fun. However while you may be having de-ja-vu, the album is blessed with enough good production to steadily keep you bouncing, and to a different beat every time.

(#) Standout songs in my opinion.

18- The album's opening track which is said to be directed toward R&B giant, Usher, is used by Mario to, in a way, "brush the dirt off his shoulders". He lets us know who he is and this person's here to stay. Track makes it a little hard to find the beat at first, but once you hear it a few times, it mysteriously grows on you. It may be geared more to the hip-hop heads.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mario Makes A Solid Point Of Turn December 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Mario Makes A Solid Point Of Turn

Dec 7, 2004

By Eric Frizell

What attributes does one gain during a `Turning Point' in his/her life? For charming, 18-year-old Mario, it's mostly a strong and natural maturity that lends itself, pleasantly, to what is a most intriguing follow up to a gold-earning debut (Mario, 2002).

After taking a break to finish school and allow a normal change of course in his voice, Mario returned late this year to treat audiences of BET's "106 & Park" to an early view of a young adult whose loss of a braided hairstyle coincided with taking on a sleek and more personable style. More than a month later, December 7th sees the J Records release of a work that Mario says is "...about friends and the situations I'm going through." The Baltimore native, who now resides in New Jersey, had a hand in writing three of the 13 songs on his sophomore compilation. The first is the "told you so" Ron Feemstar head-bopper "18," featuring labelmate Cassidy. Second is an easy-grooving "Couldn't Say No" in which Mario admits "I had a girlfriend.../ In-between that week we split up/ It was lookin' so good, I couldn't say no." Third is "Call the Cops" (more details later). With help from "Let Me Love You," a coming-of-age story and musical work by Scott Storch that radio play has given a top five spot on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and lesser known talents like Ivan "Orthodox" Barias and Carvin "Ransum" Haggins, Mario is poised to turn heads with the R&B joy that is Turning Point.

Garnering a symbolic twist between a "fresh out the box" pair of kicks and a new love interest, "Nikes Fresh Out the Box" is the updated "Braid My Hair" of Mario's first solo effort.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Tony
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Great CD! Good songs, good beat. Good variety. Would recommend to those who like up beat music and Mario. Recommended.
Published 16 months ago by victorian
5.0 out of 5 stars He is fire.
I wish he come back and go back to the old Mario. The new one is okay but I supported the old one better. He still has a nice voice.
Published 18 months ago by Marie Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars can't go wrong with r&b
love all the songs. can get you and your significant other into the mood. still listen from time to time to this day.
Published 19 months ago by Jason Rigor
4.0 out of 5 stars Playback Differs depending on CD player,but it a good Album.
This is a great album,as it is my first R&B purchase.Even though i have a Mitsubishi Galant 2002,and the Slot-Loading CD player is older,playback can be a little difficult as it... Read more
Published on August 17, 2010 by Gerell
3.0 out of 5 stars Mario- Turning Point
I will admit i was a little disapointed with this album. Because after the huge classic "Let Me Love You" which is honestly one of the best R&B songs of all time. Read more
Published on December 10, 2007 by -------------
4.0 out of 5 stars Turning point is MOST DEF on point
Mario's last album was nice and catchy but very young at best. On Turning Point Mario takes the more grown up approach with not only his songs but his image. Read more
Published on October 29, 2006 by J. Dansby
3.0 out of 5 stars Exactly where is Mario turning?
Mario has a lot to prove on his sophomore effort - transitioning from musical teeny-bopper-ish prodigy to sex-symbolic R&B/Soul entertainer; setting himself apart from the rest of... Read more
Published on July 9, 2006 by CrazyWhacko_88
3.0 out of 5 stars What a Turning Point

What can i say? I really like Mario and I loved his FIRST cd but I can't say the same for this one. Maybe it was the production. Read more
Published on May 6, 2006 by Kay G.
3.0 out of 5 stars it was alright
For this to be his second album it wasn't that bad. The CD starts off with him singing about he just turned 18 featuring Cassidy. Read more
Published on April 3, 2006 by T. Winston
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