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专辑名:Echoes
歌手:Will Young
发行时间:2011-08-22

简介:距他获得了英国Pop Idol的冠军已经十年,但是Will Young专辑的质量与大众对他的评价依旧居高不下。这张他的第六张个人专辑在专辑首发当天就空降英国iTunes专辑排行榜的第三名。这也归功于他睿智的选择了自己十分欣赏的制作新人Richard X。整张专辑由他操刀制作,Will说是在他彻底爱上由Richard X制作的专辑 ‘Boys Outside’ (Steve Mason’s (Beta Band) )之后做下这个大胆的决定的。 无疑,Will又一次做下了正确的选择。这张专辑的风格大胆超前,与他之前的几张与众不同却又还是没少Will自己的个人风格气质与独特诱人的嗓音。才刚发行就大获英国媒体的一致好评与肯定。 英国Guardian(卫报)品论说:Incredibly, it's been nearly 10 years since Will Young won Pop Idol, since which he's become a reliable source of decent chart pop. So his decision to enlist producer Richard X and dabble with synths on his fifth album feels like a legitimate move rather than a clutching-at-straws gesture, and he carries it off successfully. The songs are downtempo and spacious, and Young's vocals have a morning-afterish quality that suits him very well – though he occasionally lets loose an affected falsetto he'd have been better keeping to himself. There's something of the Pet Shop Boys' elegant restraint in Losing Myself, and Personal Thunder's lounge-pop encroaches on George Michael territory, but Young stamps his identity on them with vocals that convey the disenchantment of a rich young gay man who's just taken a long look at himself in the mirror. "Classy" is the word that comes to mind all the way through these 13 songs. 英国最大音乐销售公司HMV品论:Coming on the 10th anniversary of Will's first audition for Pop Idol in 2001, 'Echoes' is the follow up to his Platinum selling 'Hits' collection and is his fifth studio album in a career spawning over 8 million sales so far. ‘Echoes’ has been produced by Richard X (MIA, Kelis, Goldfrapp) who Will chose after falling in love with Steve Mason’s (Beta Band) ‘Boys Outside’ album that Richard produced. With ‘Echoes’ Will has sidestepped some of his traditional sounds to move more into the world of electronic music, making an album of sophistry and gentility that pulses with the undercurrents of the dance-floor. The sweeping strings and key changes of his hit ballads have made way for synthesised melody, towards something sparer and more controlled. ‘I had to learn to undo my musical muscle memory,’ he explains. ‘To allow space into the music.’ Will has written all but one song on ‘Echoes’ along with a personally assembled roll call of collaborators including Jim Eliot & Mima Stilwell (Kylie), Andy Cato (Groove Armada) and Pascal Gabriel (Ladyhawke). ‘Jealousy’ is Will’s first single release since the acclaimed ‘History’ collaboration with Groove Armada that became one of the sounds of last summer.

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距他获得了英国Pop Idol的冠军已经十年,但是Will Young专辑的质量与大众对他的评价依旧居高不下。这张他的第六张个人专辑在专辑首发当天就空降英国iTunes专辑排行榜的第三名。这也归功于他睿智的选择了自己十分欣赏的制作新人Richard X。整张专辑由他操刀制作,Will说是在他彻底爱上由Richard X制作的专辑 ‘Boys Outside’ (Steve Mason’s (Beta Band) )之后做下这个大胆的决定的。 无疑,Will又一次做下了正确的选择。这张专辑的风格大胆超前,与他之前的几张与众不同却又还是没少Will自己的个人风格气质与独特诱人的嗓音。才刚发行就大获英国媒体的一致好评与肯定。 英国Guardian(卫报)品论说:Incredibly, it's been nearly 10 years since Will Young won Pop Idol, since which he's become a reliable source of decent chart pop. So his decision to enlist producer Richard X and dabble with synths on his fifth album feels like a legitimate move rather than a clutching-at-straws gesture, and he carries it off successfully. The songs are downtempo and spacious, and Young's vocals have a morning-afterish quality that suits him very well – though he occasionally lets loose an affected falsetto he'd have been better keeping to himself. There's something of the Pet Shop Boys' elegant restraint in Losing Myself, and Personal Thunder's lounge-pop encroaches on George Michael territory, but Young stamps his identity on them with vocals that convey the disenchantment of a rich young gay man who's just taken a long look at himself in the mirror. "Classy" is the word that comes to mind all the way through these 13 songs. 英国最大音乐销售公司HMV品论:Coming on the 10th anniversary of Will's first audition for Pop Idol in 2001, 'Echoes' is the follow up to his Platinum selling 'Hits' collection and is his fifth studio album in a career spawning over 8 million sales so far. ‘Echoes’ has been produced by Richard X (MIA, Kelis, Goldfrapp) who Will chose after falling in love with Steve Mason’s (Beta Band) ‘Boys Outside’ album that Richard produced. With ‘Echoes’ Will has sidestepped some of his traditional sounds to move more into the world of electronic music, making an album of sophistry and gentility that pulses with the undercurrents of the dance-floor. The sweeping strings and key changes of his hit ballads have made way for synthesised melody, towards something sparer and more controlled. ‘I had to learn to undo my musical muscle memory,’ he explains. ‘To allow space into the music.’ Will has written all but one song on ‘Echoes’ along with a personally assembled roll call of collaborators including Jim Eliot & Mima Stilwell (Kylie), Andy Cato (Groove Armada) and Pascal Gabriel (Ladyhawke). ‘Jealousy’ is Will’s first single release since the acclaimed ‘History’ collaboration with Groove Armada that became one of the sounds of last summer.