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  • Audio CD (Sept. 21 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B003YCI1PM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,393 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Round & Round
2. A Year Without Rain
3. Rock God
4. Off The Chain
5. Summer's Not Hot
6. Intuition
7. Spotlight
8. Ghost Of You
9. Sick Of You
10. Live Like There's No Tomorrow

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2010 album from the teen sensation, the follow-up to the hit album Kiss & Tell. Leading off with the the danceable track heard all over top 40 radio, 'Round & Round', A Year Without Rain is a collection of great songs spanning Selena Gomez and the Scene's rise as music superstars.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Canadian Girl on Jan. 3 2011
Format: Audio CD
Bought this cd for my 9 year old daughter and she loves it. Lyrics are age appropriate and I think Selena Gomez is a positive role model for young girls.
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Format: Audio CD
I bought this for my niece, and while I haven't heard any of the songs from this album, her smile alone was worth it. I'm sure there are many young ladies out there between 8-14 are over the moon about this artist, so you probably can't go wrong with this CD.
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By Dee on Oct. 24 2011
Format: Audio CD
Half the songs are great, half are not.
She's a great artist as a whole, but this is definitely not her best album. There are, however, a lot of catchy songs on this album. Selena Gomez also has a great voice. Maybe buy her newer album instead?
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63 of 73 people found the following review helpful
Selena's Sophomore Album is Sensational Sept. 24 2010
By A. Gooding - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
First off, I love Selena Gomez as an actress and as a role model. If you look at the likes of her contemporaries like Miley Cyrus or Emily Osment who are going a sexualized/edgy route with their music and movies, Selena stands out because she is simply NOT turning into a bona fide sellout.
You will not find a song on this album that talks about getting drunk and partying irresponsibly (like Katy Perry or Ke$ha), or being arrogant and promiscuous (like Miley Cyrus' "Can't Be Tamed"). And that's what I really like about her, this album is mature and fun at the same time. She is reaching for an older audience while still connecting with her younger audience.

I really enjoy all of these songs on this album. My absolute favorites are the soaring "A Year Without Rain", the effervescent song "Off The Chain", the feel-good dance hall jam "Spotlight", and the hauntingly beautiful ballad "Ghost of You". This album is so much better lyrically, vocally, and stylistically than her debut "Kiss & Tell". This album "A Year Without Rain" is strictly dance/techno pop and its very cohesive and calculated (in a good way). "Kiss & Tell" was too all over the place for me, but it was her learning album of where she want's to go with her music. It's obvious after "Naturally" that she chose the dance route because it suits her voice wonderfully.

Speaking of Selena's voice, I am throughly impressed and happy that her voice has matured so much. She seems to have more control and her high notes are so pretty, especially in the song "A Year Without Rain". The one thing I do miss from "Kiss & Tell" was how much more raw it was compared to this album. This album is so slick, shiny and processed to perfection. Which I don't necessarily have a problem with since this is a dance pop album.

Some of the complaints I have read on iTunes reviews are talking about how auto-tuned this album is and that the band is pretty much non-existent. Pop listeners need to remember that this is 2010 and the use of auto-tune is on almost every pop album out these days. It's the trend nowadays and it will pass, but for now this is what is "hot". Hollywood Records has an especially big liking to using auto-tune these days. Listen to Miley Cyrus' album "Can't Be Tamed" and you will hear that it's so overproduced and so auto-tuned you may not be able to hear the real Miley in the songs. At least with "A Year Without Rain" I can still distinguish this is Selena Gomez singing. It's not hardly as overproduced as Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment (like her new songs "Let's Be Friends" and "Lovesick") or Ke$ha so I'm thankful for that at least.

About the band also known as "The Scene", they are really just there to help her perform live. Just because they are a band doesn't mean that they have to take turns being the vocalists. This band is centered around Selena Gomez, we all now that. We didn't buy this CD solely to hear "The Scene" play some instruments, so come on people stop complaining about nothing.

Overall, this is a fantastic album if you love Selena Gomez and dance pop music. If you are looking for rock songs, this is the wrong album for you. Selena's voice has grown so much from "Kiss & Tell" and this album just marks the beginning of a successful, long career in acting, singing and designing fashion. I would recommend this CD to anyone looking for fun music by a talented, beautiful, wonderful role model: Selena Gomez.
45 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Bought this for my daughter, Selena is a great rolemodel!! Nov. 17 2010
By D. Russell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
You could call me a strict parent - I am very picky about what I will allow my daughter to listen to or watch - and so far Selena Gomez has been great. You will find no Miley Cyrus or Justin Beiber at my house - but Selena Gomez comes off much more responsible and together. The extra DVD that came with this cd was so heartfelt and genuine and was a peek into what she is really like as a person. LOVED IT!! The music in my opinion is mostly for a younger audience - sort of bubblegum, but a couple tracks I do find myself singing along with my daughter. Overall, anything Selena gomez I think is a good choice!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The Best of the Best!!!!!! Feb. 7 2011
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Wow! I was amazed with this album. It's way better then Sel's first CD "Kiss and Tell." I thought the music was very catchy and had hardly any questionable or inappropriete lyrics (except Rock God.) I'm 12 1/2, but I think it would be appropriete for any age. The CD is AMAZING! Here is my rating of each song:

1."Round and Round"-4/5 I think this is a great song to dance to, but its a little boring after a while.
2."A Year Without Rain"-5/5 This is one of my fave songs. She has beautiful vocals in it.
3."Rock God"-5/5 This is an awesome, catchy dance number, but my be inapropriete for younger kids.
4."Off The Chain"-5/5 The song is a heartfelt tune that everybody will love.
5."Summers Not Hot"-3/5 I liked this song, but it was very cheesy.
6."Intuition"-3/5 Sappy but fun song.
7."Spotlight"-5/5 Beautiful!!!!!!!!
8."Ghost of You"- Best song on Cd!!!!!!!!
9."Sick of You"-1/5 Worst of them all. Super lame!
10."Live like theres no Tomorrow"-4/5Its Beautiful, but made me cry!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Love Selena Jan. 7 2014
By BJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I absolutely love Selena Gomez! One little girl (so to speak) that has her head on straight like Taylor Swift. She doesn't pretend she is somebody else and in my books she is very genuine and loves her career.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Selena Gomez - A Year Without Rain Dec 10 2013
By MsThingNV - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I always like getting the newest music and Selena Gomez is a great addition to my cd collection. She is amazing and I am glad I bought this cd.

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