Taking Chances

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2007
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 66
  2. Negative: 15 out of 66

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  1. BradP.
    Nov 17, 2007
    0
    Whatever chances Celine took on this album, they don't compare to the risk I took in listening.
  2. IgorL.
    Dec 13, 2007
    1
    I really don't get Celine Dion. in "taking chances" she doesn't create nothing and manages to deliver only one good single.
  3. HaroldG.
    Dec 5, 2007
    0
    This is an awful album.
  4. LicB.
    Jan 21, 2008
    0
    Whining is all you can say about this.
  5. RicardoA.
    Jan 25, 2008
    0
    The ultimate earache.
  6. JL
    Jan 3, 2008
    0
    Thoroughly unlistenable to creatures with opposable thumbs.
  7. NickU.
    Dec 9, 2007
    0
    Maybe if celine took some chances, she'd produce a decent record. not to mention: scariest. cover art. ever.
  8. VincentP.
    Nov 27, 2007
    0
    Malignant & dogmatic ear-pain is the kindest description one should give of her singing.
  9. MickeyM.
    Nov 16, 2007
    0
    and that's just from thinking about it.
  10. JohnB.
    Nov 19, 2007
    2
    One good song from Heart and the rest you can forget. What is Celine thinking? Some of it sounds like a Brittany Spears album. Awful songs, awful singing, unispired arrangements. A real step backwards. A few more albums like this, and I will be skipping her cd's. what a disappointment and what a sell out.
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. As far as standard Celine fare goes, in fact, Chances is likely her strongest non-French outing since 2002's "A New Day Has Come;" nobody unfolds a lyric with more care or nuance.
  2. Packing an emotional wallop, Chances should quash critics who insist that Dion's voice is stainless steel.
  3. The laborious 16-track record purportedly finds the queen of adult contemporary-turned-Vegas attraction taking chances by modernizing her treacly power ballad sound with lots of overdubbed guitars and of-the-moment collaborators.