Album Review : FARBENSPIEL

Artist                                     :               HELENE FISCHER

Genre                                   :               POP

Date of Released             :               2014

They say that music knows no language, it is the emotion that conveys in the song that matters.  Thus, whether the song is delivered in language you understand or not, it is emotion that you feel when you listen to a certain song or music.  This album is delivered in German and so I have to listen to this album several times in order to understand my feelings based on the music and rendition of the songs.

This record has something a pop album should have; nice dance beats, danceable tunes, power ballad, and engaging performance.    What is lacking in this record is a polished production, somehow it sounds like a novelty record with a bit of Europop.  There are quite a number of songs that are delightful to listen such as “Atemlos Durch Die Nacht,” “Fehlerfrie,” “Der Augenblick,” “Te Quiero,” Ein Klienes Gluck, ” and “Unser Tag”

Her duet with Michael Bolton in “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” is like listening to a karaoke singer overriding the vocals of the original singer.  “Alice Im Wunderland” might be an attempt to do some kind of Motown song if you are to analyse the whole structure of the song.  Somehow this attempt works in a way that is suited for her, she just lacks the vocal passion most Motown singers are known for.

After listening twice to this record, somehow it gives me certain impression that you can actually really enjoy some portions of the album.  Some songs are even relaxing to listen to while you do other things like typing or cooking.  I rate this record 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it


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