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  • Album Reviews: Ciara “Fantasy Ride”

    May 4.09 @ 4:38 pm
    Posted By: admin

    ciara fantasy ride cover

    With constant push back and struggling image and lead singles, Ciara’s long overdue third album Fantasy Ride hits stores tomorrow (May 5th). With singles like “Never Ever” featuring Yung Joc and “Love, Sex & Magic” featuring Justin Timberlake, Super C brought out her alter ego and took it up a notch displaying more of a softer yet sexier side. However, the collaborations featured on this album was an immediate fail. She continues to work with the same artists like Ludacris, Missy Elloit, Chris Brown and so on. I would of love to hear Ciara collaborate with Snoop Dogg, Lloyd, Ron Browz or maybe even Busta Rhymes.

    Fantasy Ride supports many promising tracks with dance-driven, booty popping beats and slow 80’s r&b inspired tracks. “Like A Surgeon” is stamped and benchmarked with influences from the late great Aaliyah and Ginuwine. I know I will be hearing this track on an upcoming DJLissaMonet‘s mixtape. On the other hand, the track featuring Chris Brown “Turntables” is B-A-N-A-N-A-S. It’s a shame with all the drama that Chris Brown is dealing with, this track could of been a potential single. Joints to look out for: “Ciara to the Stage,”  “Like A Surgeon,” “Work” featuring Missy Elliott, “Turntables” featuring Chris Brown,

    Overall, Ciara – Fantasy Ride is a good listen. I am a bit disappointed that Zomba didn’t do a better job of promoting and getting everyone excited about this project. Maybe picking better collaborations for the next album should be looked at carefully. Check out the Ciara “Turntables” featuring Chris Brown track below (Special thanks to 5starhiphop.com for the track) and read the tracklisting.

    Also, how many records do you think Ciara will sell in the U.S.? Canada? Check back next Wednesday with the Soundscan results.

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    Taken from Wikipedia

    Standard edition

    1. “Ciara to the Stage” (Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Blade, Rodney Richard, Jasper Cameron) – 3:45
    2. “Love Sex Magic” (featuring Justin Timberlake) (The Y’s) – 3:40
    3. “High Price” (featuring Ludacris) (Tricky Stewart, Terius “The-Dream” Nash, Kuk Harrell) – 4:02
    4. “Turntables” (featuring Chris Brown) (Nate “Danja” Hills, Marcella “Ms. Lago” Araica, The Clutch) – 4:31
    5. “Like a Surgeon” (Tricky Stewart, The-Dream) – 4:27
    6. “Never Ever” (featuring Young Jeezy) (Jamal “Polow da Don” Jones, Esther Dean, Elvis Williams) – 4:32
    7. “Lover’s Thing” (featuring The-Dream) (Carlos “LOS” McKinney, The-Dream, Kuk Harrell) – 3:27
    8. “Work” (featuring Missy Elliott) (Danja, M. Araica) – 4:05
    9. “Pucker Up” (Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins) – 3:52
    10. “G Is for Girl (A-Z)” (The Y’s, The Clutch) – 3:37
    11. “Keep Dancin’ on Me” (Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, Kuk Harrell) – 3:33
    12. “Tell Me What Your Name Is” (Luke “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Benny Blanco) – 3:38
    13. “I Don’t Remember” (Polow da Don, Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith, J. Cameron) – 3:47

    Limited deluxe edition

    1. “Echo” (Danja, The Clutch) – 3:38
    2. “I’m On” (DropZone) – 3:56
    3. DVD with exclusive video content.
      I. Behind the scenes at: Photoshoot, Rehearsals, Recording Studio
      II. The Making of: Go Girl, Love Sex Magic, Never Ever
      III. Music Videos: Love Sex Magic, Never Ever, Go Girl
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    1. LazyDazy, May 6, 2009:

      Why does Ciara’s album cover look like my first photoshop tutorial???

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