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Nothing but air
Posted March 14, 2008
By Nathan,


Jaci Velazquez has sold over 3.5 million records, racked up 6 Dove awards, and has put out 13 records. An impressive collection, but Jaci has but silent of late (greatest hits album don't really count), but she returns with Love out Loud, what she claims to be her best record to date.

Her music is basically light pop andpraise and worship, with a little Latin music (on tracks "tango" and "Por Escrito). Her voice which is to be fantastic seems to fall short on this record, which is sad. The first song "nothing but sky" has a nice pop, upbeat sound, and her voice is nice, "It's not you it's me" is a light rock song. The title track "Love out loud" is a light pop song and so far the album, while not impressive, is not bad. Unfortunately the album goes on with" Jesus (the way)" a soft song which is unimpressive and repetitive, and "my Alleluia" is similar, without the repetitive part but add a pathetic part.

Probably the worst song on the album is "Weightless" which is long and very repetitive and the music is not very good. The Latin songs "Tango" and "Por Escrito" are nothing good with the latter being the worst. Her husband, and front man for the band Salvador, Nic Gonzales assists her out with and "Por Escrito" but the song, done in Spanish, has little appeal for most listeners. "Into the light" brightens (pun intended) things up a little bit, but the upbeat worship song does not save the album.

What's the worst thing about Jaci Velazquez album? It's not the music, it's not her voice it's her lyrics which are truly pathetic. The best messages are on the title track (which tells us we need to live our faith out) and "It's not you it's me", after that everything is not so great. "Nothing but sky" fails to say anything of lasting value, "Jesus (the way)" is doesn't say anything either, and "My Alleluia" doesn't send a strong message either. The song "weightless" needs to say something more than "I'm weightless". The song "tango" means nothing and "into the light has no lyrical depth.

This is not Jaci Velazquez's great return, it's a musically weak, lyrically shallow and uninspiring, and the vocals don't win any prizes. Expect to see Love out Loud in the sales racks, but unless it's a really, really good deal skip it.

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