CD REVIEW: Justin Stein - Justin Stein
By Gian F - 12/02/2008 - 07:51 PM EST
Artist: Justin Stein
Album: Justin Stein
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Technical Grade: 8/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 8/10
Commercial Value: 8/10
Overall Talent Level: 7/10
Songwriting Skills: 7/10
Performance Skill: 7/10
Best Songs: Sweetest Girl, Gimme A Chance, Loose Control
Weakness: Contrived vocals
Somehow while traveling around the country as the official opening act for Disney’s Corbin Bleu, Justin Stein, a singer/songwriter/actor found time to make a CD that is sure to delight his legion of female fans.
His opening track, “Leave It On The Floor” is an energetic dance number that’s fueled by electronic beats and R&B rhythms. This fun, up-tempo track has radio appeal and a hint of bravado that announce Justin’s arrival as a legitimate commercial threat.
Other tracks that enrich this project are “Loose Control" which is the perfect complement to Leave It On The Floor, “Turn It On,” a Pop/Rock, Backstreet Boyish tune, and the Disney flavored, "Don't Be Playin With My Heart.” While these songs add depth to a well-conceived and well-rounded project, the distinction of the best and most commercial track belongs to “Sweetest Girl,” a poignant and infectious ballad that lingers in your memory long after you hear it, and “Gimme A Chance,” a bonafide radio and dance floor hit. Both contain his most genuine vocal perfomances.
With a project that skillfully showcases the nuances of his talent and personality, Justin’s music career is ready for launching.
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