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[Album & MV Review] Tiffany - 'I Just Wanna Dance'

By eric_r_wirsing   Wednesday, May 18, 2016   47,474   8,670   70
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TIFFANY -- I JUST WANNA DANCE


Track List:


1. I Just Wanna Dance
2. TALK
3. Fool
4. What Do I Do
5. Yellow Light
6. Once in a Lifetime
7. What Do I Do (English Version) [iTunes/Spotify Only]



Long known as one of the top vocalists in the supergroup Girls' Generation, and as one-third of the hitmaking subunit TaTiSeo, Tiffany is the second Girls' Generation member to go solo. And she's here to tell you "I Just Wanna Dance."


I have to take a moment and talk about that awkward album cover. The one I have shows Tiffany on a bed, in a shift, looking lost and scared. That says "kidnapped teen sex slave" more than "pop idol," and makes me extremely uncomfortable. I don't wanna know who came up with that, but they need to fire that perv. A change of expression could do wonders to change the mood.




"I Just Wanna Dance" is the title track, but they could have picked a stronger lead-in to the album. The only thing I could ask for is more of a chorus. Her voice gives me chills and she shows off her impressive vocal range on this track, but it needs a bit more oomph. Her backing vox showcase what could have been. It grew on me the more I listened, though.

She tackles the other songs with more zest. The self-composed track "What Do I Do," for example, is energetic and full-on dance. Written by bandmate Sooyoung, it has enough highs and lulls to more than satisfy this jaded ear. Tiffany herself wrote the English version, only found on iTunes (or Spotify, if you eschew Apple IP).  Girls Aloud alum Nicola Roberts contributed the sultry R&B track "TALK," and Tiffany's voice is enticing here. She pitches her vocals deeper on the slower soul tune "Yellow Light," and totally kills it. "Fool" is a familiar-sounding song and has a lot of Girls' Generation in it while she traipses into pleasant soft rock on "Once in a Lifetime."



Tiffany has a gifted voice, and she proves it here. Every entry on here is pitch perfect, whether venturing into R&B or staying in her natural stomping grounds. From high and breathy to soulful and earthy, whatever the style demands she provides, like an aural chimera. Crossing genres is nothing new, but few do it this naturally. A beautiful singer with a beautiful voice.

MV REVIEW


Tiffany is nursing a cup of coffee in a restaurant, when she falls asleep. She awakens, and the MV dynamically shifts from black and white to color. We get various scenes of Tiffany dancing with backup dancers and walking on the beach, generally acting free and happy. But as all dreams do, this one eventually ends, and she's back in the restaurant with a confused look on her face...

While amusing, it's nothing we haven't seen before. Dancing? Check. Costumes? Check. Individual shots? Check. Sweetly (Check Check Check). But I have to confess that she looks gorgeous here, and the dancing is quite skillful, with the moves in sync and some ground dancing usually reserved for boy bands.



I certainly didn't hate the MV, if that's what you're thinking. As I said, while all the old standbys were in place, it was still slickly produced. Good summer fun is what we see here, and I've seen too many dreary days not to embrace this one.



Score


MV Relevance..........8
MV Production.........8
MV Concept.............8
Album Production..10
Album Concept........9
Tracklisting.............9


OVERALL...............8.7


SEE ALSO: Girls' Generation's Tiffany presents her classy charm in 'Marie Claire'

 

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    Sexyelly00 Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    You wrote the cover is awkward and yet you scored 9 for album concept??!!  and 10 for album production? Really now...No flaws??!! You again wrote that the MV is nothing we haven't seen before but why score 8 when this is a common concept?!! Your words are very contradicting to your scores..i hope the reviews are scored and written fairly even if you are a fan or not.

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    Sexyelly00 Monday, May 23, 2016

    Just as mentioned above, album cover is awkward and yet scored 9 for album concept?! Then the MV concept is something that we have seen before, something common for an MV and yet scored 8?! And to score the album production to 10, does this mean is this a perfect?  The scores seemed a bit contradicting to some of the statements here.. Isn't this too favorable?  Even if you're a fan I hope some articles are fair. #justmyopinion #confusing

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    twoheadedboy Friday, May 20, 2016

    I thought this was a strong release from Tiffany. Nothing spectacular, but certainly a pleasant listen. We discuss the album on our music podcast, The Metafork Music Review.

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    kalniac Friday, May 20, 2016

    8.7 is still too high. But since it's you Eric, I am not surprised

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    Ryen Thursday, May 19, 2016

    No offense, but "kidnapped teen sex slave?" You couldn't think of a better description? @eric_r_wirsing you said you're uncomfortable with the album cover, yet you gave it a 9? You're kinda contradicting yourself here.

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    FrozenFish Thursday, May 19, 2016

    This "eric_r_wirsing" is seriously so stupid! I need him/her to apologize!!

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    FrozenFish Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Please fired this stupid writer who compared Tiffany album to "sex slave & kidnapping"

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    nite0wl (Banned) Thursday, May 19, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    hero_jj Thursday, May 19, 2016

    "kidnapped teen sex slave" more than "pop idol,", amazing choice of words!ONLY YOU HAVE A TOUGHT OF THAT! "eric_r_wirsing" what kind of jurnalist are you?. piece of shit,hope sm or tiffany will sue you!i'll screencap your review about her album cover and spam it on tiffany IG and SM accs!!

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    Iamyoursugar hero_jj Thursday, May 19, 2016

    it's his opinion/review

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    afterglows Iamyoursugar Friday, May 20, 2016

    You're missing the point. What if he had said she was as "skinny as a child from a third world country"? Maybe that puts it into perspective for you? The fact is that he compared her to a group of individuals whose dignity has been taken away by individuals who exploit them. It's a human rights issue worldwide. So no, it isn't simply his "opinion." It's an absolutely disturbing and disgusting comparison to make.

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    MSsone Thursday, May 19, 2016

    I'm glad that you liked Tiffany's album. But did you just really compared the cover with "kidnapped teen sex slave"? What kind of people does akp hire to say such things? Do we really need to tell you the difference between a sex slave and looking sexy. This is probably the most akp has messed things up. You should be aware of what you're implying before posting an aticle. (Sigh....)

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