Rolling Stone Review Of Schizophrenic

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Postby zozon3 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:10 pm

NSYNC member astounds!

After Justin Timberlake actually became sort of cool, maybe you thought the odds were low that another NSYNC member might accomplish the same thing. Think again.

On his solo debut, JC Chasez, 27, doesn't connect with the genius producers-of-the-moment, as Timberlake sublimely did with the Neptunes, and he doesn't stop the music to reveal diary entries or literary ambitions. Instead, on Schizophrenic, Chasez got together with a range of pop and dance producers(Basement Jaxx, Robb Boldt. Riprock 'n Alex G) and created seventeen high-impact tracks that spread out all over the place. This is music that is bent on connecting with dance floor and won't deny itself anything: "One Night Stand" interpolates bits of the Donna Summer/Giorgio Moroder disco masterpiece "I Feel Love" in a doo-wop voice and quotes Smokey Robinson's immortal 1979 "Cruisin'."

Schizophrenic is all stylistic pastiche and adventure, territory that boomed during the Eighties (think Prince) but later became more the province of hip-hop and dance. This is the music that first got Chasez- as well as the Neptunes- shaking.

Clearly, Chasez didn't get and keep his place in NSYNC because he couldn't sing, as ballads "Build My World" and the extraordinarily well-sung "Dear Goodbye" prove. "Everything You Want" is ace late-era Police. But most important, Chasez does what works for his tracks. This means aching through feverish pop reggae ("Mercy"), chanting strong New Wave ("All Day Long I Think About Sex"), lifting off Stevie Wonder-style celebrations ("She Got Me") and reporting the latest nightlife news ("Some Girls [Dance With Women["). No doubt about it, Schizophrenic is a lot. It's also cool. James Hunter

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Postby BabyBlue2578 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:25 pm

Awwww! :wub: I'm so proud of him! It's hard to get a good RS review. :D

Thanks Zoe! :hug:

Anyone know how many stars it got? :unsure:

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Postby zozon3 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:29 pm

ooh no prob ash

its got 3 1/2 stars :yay:

woop thats my boy! :lol:

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Postby Elfdreams » Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:15 am

Impressive. Maybe the plus side of him losing the Pro Bowl gig is that it got his name in the papers just enough to get more people interested in his cd. Silver lining kinda deal. It's good, creative music, he definitely deserves recognition and success with it.


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