There is no one I would rather talk about in my first post than Kelly Clarkson. For anyone who knows anything about me, they know she is my favorite. More than my favorite. I seriously live for her and her music. She is easily the greatest singer right now. Before you x out and never come back here again, hear me out. Kelly covers Adele, The Beatles, No Doubt, Coldplay, Paramore, Gotye, Mariah Carey, Eminem and everyone in between…. somehow the white girl from Texas can pull off every single performance, usually making them better than the original.
My favorite covers of hers, you ask? There are soooo many good ones. Oh Darlin by the The Beatles is amazing, because she literally wails on that song. All I Wanted by Paramore shows her emotion. But I love everything by her, I seriously cannot narrow it down. Okay one last one, The Writer by Ellie Goulding…. totally makes it her own. I sound like Paula Abdul now.
Fun fact: she learns these covers the day of her concert. The fans pick them, tweets her, and she delivers.
OKAY. About her newly released CD. I was excited about a new record but not STOKED because obviously I have all the songs already. It is a greatest hits CD and she has quite the song list on it.
Bottom Line: Personally I am not THRILLED with the album because I am a huge fan and know what she is capable of. I want more live tracks on there. Or her to rerecord her hits the way she sings them live. That being said, she does have a live version of Miss Independent on the record. Nothing compares to actually being there and experiencing the song in full, but its as close as you can get since she isn’t on tour right now! The few new songs on there, are good, not great, and definitely not number 1 hits.
BUT, 99% of the people who buy this CD are not huge fans of her, and will LOVE this album as it is packed with all of her famous anthems and you will, whether you realize it or not, know every single song on it. The average Kelly fan will love the CD more than I do, I promise!
Seriously the bottom line: Buy it. You will thank me when you are driving to beach with your windows rolled down, singing along to Since U Been Gone, Miss Independent and My Life Would Suck Without You.