CD

The High Road

Jojo (Teen Pop)

User Review :4.5

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UICS9053
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1
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CD
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Limited, 2BonusTracks

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Released when she was just 13-years-old, vocalist Jojo's 2004 eponymous debut was a bona fide hit album and garnered the young pop star a legion of equally youthful fans, as well as lead roles in two films including the 2006 comedy RV alongside Robin Williams. To say that the release of her 2006 sophomore effort The High Road finds Jojo on the cusp of superstardom is a bit of an understatement. Featuring production and songs by such in demand hit-makers as Swizz Beats, Soulshock and Scott Storch — the man who made Paris Hilton sound good — it should come as little surprise that The High Road is a commercially oriented, radio-friendly contemporary pop-R&B album. What may be a surprise is that it is really, really good. These are well-written, catchy pop songs with a healthy dose of hip-hop rhythm that serve as solid launching pads for Jojo's superb vocal abilities. Coming off as a kind of urbanized Jennifer Aniston with the chops of Beyoncé, Jojo is an assured and likeable performer who can somehow embody the yin-yang persona of a suburban cheerleader slinging hip-hop attitude, as she does in the video for the ridiculously overwrought and utterly addictive lead-off single "Too Little Too Late." It also helps that she's matured just enough so that her somewhat sexy persona makes a bit more sense now than it did in 2004, and she easily sells the cheeky and raw dance-funk of such tracks as "This Time" and "The Way You Do Me." However, it's the blissfully melodic ballads and mid-tempo anthems that make the biggest impression here. Cuts such as the gorgeous and dreamy "Like That" and "Anything" with its unexpectedly hip sampling of Toto's "Africa" make for gleefully enjoyable guilty pleasures. Similarly, "Good Ol'" is the best summer anthem ever to see release in the fall, and "'Comin' for You" smartly borrows some of Kelly Clarkson's rock energy. While Jojo may not be taking a career road less-traveled, The High Road does make time for some surprising and memorable pit-stops along the way. ~ Matt Collar, All Music Guide

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Too Little Too Lateのあまりの歌唱力に脱...

投稿日:2011/06/24 (金)

Too Little Too Lateのあまりの歌唱力に脱帽! ポップR&Bバラードとして最大級の出来です! なかなか新作が出ませんね・・・・

ポイポイ さん | 不明 | 不明

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いきなりですが、このアルバム最高です!も...

投稿日:2011/02/24 (木)

いきなりですが、このアルバム最高です!もう全曲おすすめ。Too Little Too Late、High Road、Good Ol’、Coming for Youが特にお気に入りです。中でもcoming for you!!!神です。降臨してます。すっごくカッコいい!!jojoの大人びた素敵な声とマッチしていて、何回もリピート再生したくなります。ぜったい、ぜーーーーーーーーったい聴いてみて損はないので!!もうjojoのカッコ良さに脱帽です!!

なりりんご さん | 神奈川県 | 不明

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”All I Want Is Everything” is comming ...

投稿日:2008/07/14 (月)

”All I Want Is Everything” is comming soon!! i cant wait to her new album!!!

TLTL さん | Tky | 不明

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