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I've never felt the need to lose control / Always held on back and played it slow / But not this time..." With these words from the title track to his second album Right Where You Want Me, an older, wiser Jesse McCartney is most certainly back. It's been two years since the release of Beautiful Soul, the platinum-plus selling album and Top 5 single which topped the charts in Australia, Italy, the Philippines and Taiwan and made "Jesse Mac" a household name. And in that time, the singer-songwriter and actor has seen more than his share of award shows, movie sets and sold out venues (Jesse garnered an American Music Award nomination for Best New Artist, an MTV Award nomination for Best Pop Video and three Teen Choice Awards, including Choice Male Artist, Breakout Artist and Crossover Artist, as well as 2 highly coveted Emmy Award nominations). But in between his professional obligations, McCartney also took that time to reflect on how far he'd come. The album includes contributions from such hit-making writer-producers as John Shanks ("Blow Your Mind"), Kara DioGuardi, Greg Wells, Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, Marti Fredricksen and Eman. But make no mistake, this is Jesse's project through and through, as one listen to the deeply personal "Invincible," which features a sparse vocal backed by a 15-piece orchestra, clearly demonstrates. "It's a really heavy song about a buddy of mine who died in a drinking and driving accident three years ago," Jesse explains. "I felt like I had to put that on the record because it contains such an important message for kids my age, which is to think before they drink and drive. It's so powerful that they'll have to listen."
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Talented actor, superb singer, Jesse McCartney has got it all.The artwork on the CD shows that Jesse is looking great.More importantly, the sound in the grooves indicate that Jesse, a couple of years down the line from the fabulous "Beautiful Soul" is sounding better than ever.
The arrangements are superb, the musicianship is excellent, but as was the case with Beautiful Soul, it's Jesse's voice that shines through, and what a superb and thrilling singing voice he has.
It is hard to pick a favourite, but the heartfelt "Invincible" has to be right up there, along with "Feelin' You" , "We Can Go Anywhere" and the wonderfully catchy "Right Where You Want Me".
Jesse , if I was allowed to give you ten stars or more this CD, I would do just that.You just now have to get yourself over to the UK and prove to everyone else what a damn fine entertainer you are.Your fans don't need telling.They've known for long enough.
But I'll say it anyway and I'll say it again later on your myspace page.You are a very fine young actor and a really first class singer.Long may you continue to rock my world.
BS was a little unreal all the songs were about a guy who loves a girl
but this record is more mature and more REAL...listen to the track 11.
it's about his friend who died in a drinkin' and drivin' accident he
wanted to put this song on the album for the others to know how bad it is to d/driving...all the songs r cool...and about the lyrics:what another singers are singing about??? what do exept him to sing???
anyway all the lyrics (from any singer) r about relatinships or love or loosing sombody etc.
I am really 16 but I used kid's review because I don't have an amazon account...:)
"Right Where You Want Me", the title track features soulful production with a very minor-dark feel during the verses. The chorus though takes on "cliche proportions" as the guitars are overproduced and tend to cover up McCartney's vocals. His falsetto here is particularly notable, and almost makes up for the more indicipherable vocals by McCartney at the chorus.
"Just So You Knew" is a rather unexciting, uninspiring track. There is nothing new here to draw you in; at times infact, McCartney sounds a bit thin. Despite that, McCartney does sit on top of the production vocally well here, but quality supercedes production with this track making it filler material in my eyes.
"Blow Your Mind" is the track that you've been waiting for McCartney to record (yeah I know he's only released 2 albums). What is particularly exciting is the soulful-rock quality of this track that just might give McCartney a bit of rock-credibility. This track is the strongest rival where quality is concerned to "Beautiful Soul". Also, an "electrifying" guitar solo makes this track all that much better than it already is.
"Right Back in The Water" is another solid track exploiting the best facets of McCartney's vocals. Unfortunately by this song, you do start to wonder how nice it might be if McCartney stepped outside of his comfort zone to try to sing a different type of song. "Anybody" showcases an over-exerted performance by McCartney meaning that his voice here sounds like McCartney is working to hard. Despite the faux-pas, "Tell Here" almost completely makes up for the uninspiring, predictable "Anybody".
The only other major standout of RIGHT WHERE YOU WANT ME is the penultimate track "Invincible" which is among the top echolon where quality of the tracks are concerned. Here McCartney sounds great, the lyrics are exceptional, the string orchestration is lush, and it makes for perhaps the best track or one of the best tracks on the entire album. Otherwise, the ball is dropped on such tracks as "We Can Go Anywhere", "Feeling You", or "Just Go" while other tracks are above average, though nothing to write home about ("Daddy's Little Girl" and "Can't Let You Go").
It is hard for some of the strongest material here to assign a rating of just 3 stars, however as whole, the album has its phenomenal moments and its dull moments making it average. However, I believe Jesse McCartney has more than his looks going for him, meaning vocally, he isn't a bad singer; he is one with great potential. 3 stars.
1. Right Where You Want Me- 9/10 - definately one of the best songs on the record. Has a rock/pop sound & is very catchy.
2. Just So You Know- 8/10 - also one of the better songs. Not my favorite but not my least favorite either.
3. Blow Your Minds- 10/10 - This song is great. I love the rock vibe and you can tell that Jesse put his heart into this song.
4. Right Back In The Water - 8/10 - I really like this song. probably one of the better slow songs. The lyrics are good, just like all the rest of the songs on the record.
5. Anybody - 8/10 - This song was pretty surprising for me, but in a good way. It starts out slow and then the chorus has a more rock sound. This song also sounds amazing when sang live.
6. Tell Her - 9/10 - By far the best slow song on the record. The lyrics mean a lot to all of us teenage girls "If you see my girl just tell her I miss her smile//Tell her I'm counting the minutes gonna see her in a little while//Just tell her i love her." Not many artists can have such meaning and things that you can relate to in their lyrics.
7. Just Go - 9/10 - Another one of my favorites. The lyrics on this one are very much something that people can relate to "I trusted you, yeah that would be my first mistake//i've been lied to//Your eyes are ice cold blue, a mirror of the heart inside of you."
8. Can't Let You Go - 9/10 - Another song with a rock vibe. I love this song even more when performed live. You can definately tell that Jesse thinks hard on his lyrics and puts his heart into his songs.
9. We Can Go Anywhere - 7/10 - Not one of my favorite songs. It was written for Jesse's fall 2007 movie 'Keith'. Kind of reminds me of Beautiful Soul songs.
10. Feelin' You - 8/10 - The ONLY song on the whole record that Jesse did not write, but that doesn't mean much. This song is still catchy and fun.
11. Invincible - 10/10 - Wow how can I even begin with this song? I can hardly bare to listen to this song because it has so much meaning and it's very sad. The song is about a friend of Jesse's who died in a drinking and driving accident about 3 years ago. The lyrics for this song are amazing and so meaningful.
12. Daddy's Little Girl - 10/10 - My absolute favorite song on the record. It has a rock sound and is very catchy. It makes me want to get up and dance. I found the lyrics very funny but still very good- "Girl shake what your momma gave ya//Shake it like your tryin' to break it//Bout to start an earthquake//BOOM!" You sort of have to listen to the song to understand it's meaning.
Overall this album is GREAT and you should definatley buy it and see how you like it. This is a must have for teenage girls who like Rock/Pop --think Justin Timberlake or Teddy Geiger-- and is amazingly a much more grown-up sound from Beautiful Soul.