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  • Summary: The first English-language release in six years for the Canadian singer features guest appearances from Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder.
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  1. 70
    On this album she’s singing with more rhythm, if not more clarity, than usual.
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    There's nothing here that screams big hit–-but it's something better: the work of a diva who is comfortable in her own skin.
  3. Nov 4, 2013
    Dion's cover of Janis Ian's rueful "At Seventeen" comes off less like a lament for childhood dreams that didn't come to pass and more like a lilting word of advice from someone old enough to know better, which is precisely the zone where the album excels: when Dion drops the act and embraces her manic, Hallmark card-brandishing guru of schmaltz.
  4. Nov 14, 2013
    The finished product is almost a reinvention.
  5. Nov 4, 2013
    She experiments at times with a more gravelly voice, suggesting a bid for more street appeal, but the overall effect is stiff and mechanical, minus the warmth for which she is known.
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  1. Jan 16, 2014
    The album is impeccable. Even not being a success, shows how powerful she is. She's still alive my friends... alive and brilliant!!!!! ❤ I love you Céline! Expand
  2. Nov 5, 2013
    A current sound, dramatic and exciting, without a fuss, but great, maybe one of the best album since Dion's A New Day Has Come released in 2.002. The best in years! Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2013
    She has succeeded at updating her sound without alienating her fan base or sounding forced. This something that many of her contemporaries have failed at. Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2013
    Coming from Dion, the album was obviously going to be good and it does. The problem is I don't feel like she's giving out anything special. The sound is a little bit too mainstream, even for an artist as mainstream as her. It's very entertaining, but I was expecting a climax (which I did not get). Still money well-spent though. Expand