Back in January 2019, I wrote a positive review of Britney Spears’ worst received album “Britney Jean.” That was probably the hardest review I have written. It’s harder than it looks to write a positive piece about something that was crappier than a sewer pipe in Manhattan. Because a little part of me like pain and torture, it’s time that we take a look at Demi Lovato’s “Unbroken.” The vain of every Lovatics existence.
You’re my only shorty
How this is going to work is that I’m going to talk positively about the album without mentioning the singles. So “Skyscraper” and “Give Your Heart a Break” won’t be mentioned at all. It’s like they never existed, what we all wish would happen with this album. If I do a good job, then I’ll allow myself one paragraph to bitch and moan about this album.
“Unbroken” was released in the fall of 2011. It was Demi’s first album since having to go to rehab and dealing with her personal issues. It’s a lot more mature than the previous two albums. Demi wrote the album based on her personal struggles that she was facing at the time. She worked with artists such as Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Dev, Lyaz, and Jason Derulo. It was very nice of her to give these people clout and relevancy again.
The album has one consistent theme throughout most of the album and that is party song. Those songs touch on things like having fun, self-empowerment, and love. I appreciated that Demi tried her hand at creating something different with her music. I also appreciated that she took the time to make something for her fans.
There are some ballads on the album but dance-pop/R&B music make up most of it. Those party songs are good to dance songs if you are either high, drunk, or all of the above. Demi’s vocals are rather good on the album. But it’s Demi Lovato. She could be singing “Baby Shark” and it would sound amazing.
If you don’t want to hear my actual thoughts then I would just skip what follows. I earned my right to bitch and moan about “Unbroken.” So without further ado, here are my thoughts on “Unbroken:”
This album isn’t very good as Demi openly admits that she wrote this album when she wasn’t sober. It very much shows. You know what an album this is going to be when both the song titles and artist that she is working with make you go “what the fuck?” I don’t know why Demi would pick a song called “You’re My Only Shorty.” Unless it’s a subtle sorry to the dancer she punched in the face, Ariana Grande demoed the song and didn’t like it so why did she? Probably the drugs and booze. And I’m not making fun of Demi’s addiction. I’m just saying it had a lot to do with the quality of the album.
“Unbroken” is a sentiment that even talented people can release shit every once and awhile. I hope you enjoyed my positive review of “Unbroken.” I hurt every fiber of my soul to write this. I’m very glad that Demi took the time to make something. I just wish next time, someone lets her know when it’s not good.
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