Album Review: Jaiden by Jaiden

Album Name: Jaiden
Artist: Jaiden
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Jaiden’s music is as sexy and fun as the CD cover art promises. The songs are radio friendly (dare I say, mainstream) pop and hip-hop with a dance-y edge. The difference between Jaiden and many of the other artists in this genre is that she can actually sing! Her voice is clear and smooth and is equally skilled at rapping, singing a ballad or a dance song.

She uses some funky programming techniques such as voice altering stuff, which sounds cool. Even though she doesn’t need those tools because like I said, she had a good voice that doesn’t need to be altered.

The production of this Indie recording is top notch, making it sound like a major release.

“Life is Here” and “On a Mission” sound like radio hits. But I like “Troy”, a ballad, very much too. I can imagine almost any of these songs being played at a dance club alongside Jennifer Lopez and the like. I mean, how can you sit still to a song called “Shake Your Ass”?

All the songs have a certain familiar quality to them, that’s not to say they’re derivative, just that they’re comfortably written, if that makes sense.

If you’re looking for a good, fun, party CD to get your guests up and dancing this is a good pick.

Posted on January 15, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Troy
2. Tired of Being Lonely
3. Life is Here
4. On A Mission
5. Break it Down
6. Walking in the Rain
7. Beyond crawling
8. Shake Your Ass
9. Dance Tonight
10. Brand New Pop – Featuring ICE T
11. On a Mission – Cheeky house mix
12. Break it Down – Big break mix
13. On a Mission – Troystar mix

[Jaiden Official Site]


Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I purchased Jaiden’s CD browsing on CDbaby and was impressed with the fact that she wrote the songs and the music was very professionally recorded for a indie album. I will look out for her next CD I hope in the near future!!!
name: Sandy Johnson. on Friday, October 21, 2005

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: This girl has some chops on her!! I’m no stranger to this site; so it being Jaiden was the spotlight artist for this month, I took a chance and I bought the cd. To my surprise, the girl can actually sing! In a music world where looks matter and talent is overlooked, Jaiden is THE complete package. This cd should definetly be included in any music lover’s collection. I highly recommend it!!
name: Elvia Rodriguez on Saturday, January 29, 2005

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I got this CD from Jaiden’s charity show in LA for my kids. Her live performance was great so i purchased the CD and as it turns out this is a CD thats great for everyone to listen to, even my husband and I. I reccomend this great CD, My faviourite songs are Troy and Life is here!
name: Carol B.on Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: This CD is the best thing I’ve heard in a long time a buzz to listen to the whole way through. LOVE IT!!!!!!!
By THE PROUDEST MUM EVER!! on Thursday, January 20, 2005

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: A friend from LA give me a copy of this CD and it is just awsome, I love it. I play it everytime the Girls and I are heading out dancing. I can’t wait until it hits the mainstream and we get to dance to it in clubs !! Jojo Milwaukee,WI
By Jojo Moore on Tuesday, January 18, 2005

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