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Music Review: Demi Lovato – Unbroken

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You know what’s truly exceptional about Unbroken? On September 18, it was number eight on iTunes Top 10 Album list, and it hadn’t even been officially released. That’s the true dedication of Demi Lovato fans.

Featuring Timbaland, Dev, Jason Derulo, and more, this album is sure to please fans.  I must admit that it’s not the first four songs featuring these artists that make the album so addicting; instead, it’s the remaining ten songs that feature the beautiful vocals of Lovato alone. After the fantastic release of “Skyscraper,” Unbroken is sure to, in a sense, shock fans because it offers varied sounds. “Unbroken” and “Hold Up” are a must listen because the two are more upbeat, offering listeners catchy lyrics and a faster rhythm to dance to. In the song “My Love is Like a Star,” listeners hear a more mature Lovato, as if she were well into her twenties, rather than just an eighteen year old girl. Most similar to “Skyscraper” is “For the Love of a Daughter,” a wonderful ballad with a beautiful and poignant meaning and absolutely exceptional vocals.

Still, nothing compares to “Skyscraper.” This song shows Lovato’s true power and emotion, something I think is lacking a little from the rest of the album. Don’t get me wrong–the album lives up to its advertisement and glory, but it just does not equal “Skyscraper.” That is not necessarily something Lovato should be ashamed of, though, as “Skyscraper” just had such an impact on listeners that it couldn’t be overcome.

Overall, Unbroken proves that Lovato’s spirit and talent were not broken during her recent upset. She’s back and ready to prove her skill. I urge you to pick up a copy of Unbroken if you fell in love with Lovato when she first appeared in Camp Rock in 2008.

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