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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 countryNot 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.) Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  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. Blender
    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. If you liked Come on Over, you'll probably like Up!, which continues her signature big sound with its disco beat and perky grrrl-power lyrics.
  5. 'Up!' is not without its little oddities and delights.
  6. As a vocalist, she remains somewhat faceless.
  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: 21 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 10 out of 31
  1. Andrew-secret-
    Sep 2, 2005
    10
    Arguably her best album yet!
  2. Sep 27, 2017
    10
    Iconic album! Every song is amazing and makes you wanna dance like nobody is watching you. The production, the vibe, the voice and melody madeIconic album! Every song is amazing and makes you wanna dance like nobody is watching you. The production, the vibe, the voice and melody made Up! a classic! Expand
  3. Artursg
    Nov 26, 2005
    10
    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
    8
    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 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. Oct 21, 2017
    7
    Ótimo CD country, em que Shania colabora com seu até então marido Robert Lauge, em incríveis canções. Destaque para "Up!" e "She's Not aÓtimo CD country, em que Shania colabora com seu até então marido Robert Lauge, em incríveis canções. Destaque para "Up!" e "She's Not a Pretty Face". O álbum foi um sucesso comercial e sua turnê foi maravilhosa e marcante. Expand
  6. MackB
    Dec 3, 2002
    3
    This is the ultimate in disposable, plastic, sugar coated music. You don't like country? Play the pop version. You don't like top This is the ultimate in disposable, plastic, sugar coated music. You don't like country? Play the pop version. You don't like top 40? Well go buy the import, enjoy those latin beats. As soon as one song ends, you completely forget it. Not one memorable track, in any kind of version. It's as if she knew it was a disc full of crap, so she doubled the "value" of said crap by doing it all over again, just as badly. Next time she should "sing" over the sounds of garbage disposals in the background. It would be so more fitting. People --- buy the new Steve Earle album instead.Listen to someone who actually has something to say, and sounds like he actually MEANS IT! Heck, a broken toaster is worth more than this stinking heap. Expand
  7. ChrisH
    Aug 23, 2004
    0
    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 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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