Taking Chances - Celine Dion
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  • Summary: Her first English-language album since 2003 includes songs written by the Eurythmics' David A. Stewart, Linda Perry, and Ne-Yo.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Packing an emotional wallop, Chances should quash critics who insist that Dion's voice is stainless steel.
  2. 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.
  3. It's an album of its time: it offers extravagance in the guise of self-help, which can be alluring in doses--especially those bizarre blues-rockers--but it's just too much of a very expensive yet not particularly tasteful thing.
  4. It's cool that Dion can mimic everyone from Shakira to Sam Phillips...but her appalling Janis Joplin impression is a Chance too far. [16 Nov 2007, p.76]
  5. 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.
  6. The album is also comfortably ignorant of the times. With its feathery production and common pop arrangements, it could have come out in 1996.
  7. Alas, her cat-strangling whine is still a remarkably ugly sound, no matter what she's singing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 10 out of 32
  1. ManuelP.
    Jan 3, 2008
    10
    Best vocal performance Celine Dion , I use to think she was annoying and cheesy but omg , listen to Taking Chances , all the songs are Best vocal performance Celine Dion , I use to think she was annoying and cheesy but omg , listen to Taking Chances , all the songs are amazing, album of the year. Expand
  2. DanielW.
    Nov 17, 2007
    10
    Wonderful! Glad to have Celine back!
  3. KysiA.
    Nov 18, 2007
    10
    Outstanding album.
  4. MikeT
    Nov 15, 2007
    8
    It's a good album. Celine's back with a new "update" sound and it's what she needed. I'm not sure of her new way of It's a good album. Celine's back with a new "update" sound and it's what she needed. I'm not sure of her new way of singing -- I think there's sometimes a lack of vocal "technique" if we compared with the way she sang in the past on "Falling Into You" album for example -- where it was perfect. Expand
  5. May 25, 2012
    8
    This is a great album. Her voice in this album is really good. The tracks are good and I can really connect to it. I don't understand why someThis is a great album. Her voice in this album is really good. The tracks are good and I can really connect to it. I don't understand why some users gave it a 0 or 1. All I know is...this is a great one from Celine Dion............. Collapse
  6. MickeyM.
    Nov 16, 2007
    0
    and that's just from thinking about it.
  7. RicardoA.
    Jan 25, 2008
    0
    The ultimate earache.

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