Review - Demi Lovato - Demi
While she was big on Disney, and getting hired at the same job as Britney Spears is certainly something to tout, Demi Lovato has never been the biggest of stars. Looking at her career chart-wise (which isn’t all that counts, but it is have a certain measure of success), the girl has only had three top ten hits out of seven albums (many of which went top ten on their own). But, who am I to speak – I have ZERO top ten hits from…zero…albums, so go Demi!
‘Demi’ is the half-self-titled fourth album from the 20 year old (yes – she is twenty and including all of her work on Disney’s shows and movies, this is her seventh album), and she says it is one of her most personal. Hence the name, I suppose. When popstars say that sort of thing, it usually gets lost on me. Sure, this is your “most personal record” yet. If that’s so, how come ONE SONG has deep meaning?
The CD is very much what we’ve come to expect from Ms. Lovato, especially in the past two or three years – pop pop pop pop pop. She used to have a rock flair, but that seems to have gone in favor of pure pop. I mean REAL. POP. Nothing dance, no breakdowns; nothing too hard, nothing too soft; everything here is unadulterated, kid-friendly, mother-approved pop music. And it ain’t half bad.
While ‘Demi’ doesn’t stand out as a breakout hit, it is highly enjoyable, and never offensive. The girl shows that of all the pretty girls out there touting themselves as “popstars”, this one can really do it. Lovato whips out high notes and vibrato like it’s nobody’s business, as well as penning (co-penning) all but a handful of the tracks on the album.
So, while ‘Demi’ won’t sweep you off your feet, it is the kind of record that will treat you well and that you can bring home to mom.
Listen to: “Heart Attack”, “Neon Lights”, “Really Don’t Care (ft. Cher Lloyd)”