Up! - Shania Twain
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  • Summary: Not wanting to offend any potential listeners, the country superstar finally follows up the hit 'Come On Over' with two versions of her new album (both included in this two-CD set): a red disc of pop versions of her 19 new songs, and a green disc of those same 19 songs performed in a country music style. (A third, blue, disc of those songs performed in a world music style is targeted at international consumers.) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
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  1. Playing armchair producer and doing comparison tests is so entertaining, the cumulative package is greater than the sum of its parts.
  2. Up! would be a knockout even if it were limited to its one disc of country music.... But the second, relentlessly kinetic pop disc is a revelation.
  3. 80
    Twain's songs are never deep, but they have hooks tattooed on their skin and harmonies that glow like bar lights. [#13, p.88]
  4. 'Up!' is not without its little oddities and delights.
  5. As a vocalist, she remains somewhat faceless.
  6. Stuff with hooks, freakishly frisky and using everything in the producer's cupboard... Up! contains 19 new tunes that play shamelessly to the gallery. [Feb 2003, p.109]
  7. The album is so "been there, done that" that Twain often sounds like she's ripping herself off.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 38
  2. Negative: 13 out of 38
  1. [Anonymous]
    Apr 16, 2005
    This album is amazing! The red pop disc is especially impressive, it's really classic Shania with some excellent upbeat tracks along with some terrific ballads too. Especially impressed with Ka-Ching, Thank You Baby, Forever And For Always, and I'm Jealous. Expand
  2. Leve
    Oct 6, 2005
    Shania Twain rocks!! I guess that wasn't a very descriptive, was it? Allow me to elaborate. Up! was released in 2002 and its first single was "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!". This single could have done a lot better, no clue why it didn't do that well. That, along with many other songs, prove to be UP!Beat and UP!Tastic. Expand
  3. Artursg
    Nov 26, 2005
    Album UP! is her best work!Best songs are When You Kiss Me,Ka-ching! Thank You Baby...Actually,hard to say,beacause all songs are great!
  4. KateB
    Nov 14, 2006
    Shania has done better than this with The Woman in Me, Come on Over and For the Love of Him, but I still like this album a lot. I prefer her more country side than the pop she is making in this album. It seems like forever since she made it and I hope she gets something new out soon! Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2013
    Ótimo álbum, destaque pra versão "Red" adoro essa mistura de country com pop e Shania Twain pioneira no estilo e ela realmente inovou no meio musical com este álbum e o clássico Come On Over Expand
  6. GenevieveD
    Jun 27, 2005
    so over produced Where is her Real voice almost inauduble is it burned out? barbie doll looks boring hooks dont buy waste of money
  7. ChrisH
    Aug 23, 2004
    I can't give it anything lower than a zero so I gave it a big fat goose egg. O That's because I feel that's how much effort Shania put into this CD. Nothing! There is absolutel no depth or meaning to any of the songs. There are 19 totally forgettable songs on this CD. And, oh yeah, lucky us we get the same exact song twice on 2 different CDs. She claims the 2 CDs represent a "country" version and a "pop" version. But, there's very little (if any) difference between the 2 CDs. Don't waste you money on this one. You can probably get it at the used CD bin for little or nothing. Expand

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