Selena A Year Without Rain Good Review

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Washington Post review of Selena Gomez‘s new album ‘A Year Wihtout Rain’. Disney princesses seem to come along every 15 minutes, but few of them charm like Selena Gomez, the serene and adorable star of the Disney Channel’s ‘Wizards of Waverly Place,’ who resembles a pint-size Snow White ordered out of a Delia’s catalog. ‘A Year Without Rain,’

Her second release with her backing band, the Scene, cleaves to a familiar Disney formula: Match the girl of the moment to the pop craze of six months ago. Before she went rogue, Miley Cyrus was a Britney/ Avril pop avatar. Demi Lovato went the ‘authentic’ John Mayer singer-songwriter route. On ‘Rain,’ Selena is positioned as a younger, more chaste incarnation of Katy Perry, with the dead-inside electro-pop tracks to prove it. Full review HERE!

  • Anonymous

    “Gomez spends most of the time using her best friend autotune to hide her bad vocals”

  • karaclouds

    oh well i wish her all da best! *smiles evily*

  • Anonymous

    Lilly said:

    If this is a good review for her, I hate to see a bad one

    ——–

    LMFAO!

  • hottiegirl

    She soo has to stop promoting herself on twitter.. Let’s face it, she can’t sing well
    ——————-
    cant sing well yea she is not good but cant sing like bad no or somtimes but i wont pay money 4 her

  • Anonymous

    LMAO on Twitter! ” New Selena Album” is trending and a certain number of people thought that it’s from Selena Quintanilla Perez, you know, the one that was shot over ten years ago.

  • Anonymous

    All the other albums that were released today have been in the top 10 since last night and Selena still isn’t. LOL flop bitch

  • omg wtf lolz

    She soo has to stop promoting herself on twitter.. Let’s face it, she can’t sing well.

  • Lilly

    Sep 21, 2010 @ 11:51 am
    Anonymous said:
    All the other albums that were released today have been in the top 10 since last night and Selena still isn’t. LOL flop bitch

    Really? Aww, I so glad people are buying wake up and guitar heaven

  • Anonymous

    All the other albums that were released today have been in the top 10 since last night and Selena still isn’t. LOL flop bitch

    Really? Aww, I so glad people are buying wake up and guitar heaven

    yep wake up is #4 & Guitar Heaven is #7

  • Anonymous

    “95% of ppl that say a song is autotuned don’t even know what it is. stfu its a vocal editor not a singing machine.”

    so right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    http://twitter.com/r2fa3l/status/24883284041

  • WHATSUP

    MY ICON IS

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  • Lilly

    Sep 21, 2010 @ 12:03 pm
    Anonymous said:
    All the other albums that were released today have been in the top 10 since last night and Selena still isn’t. LOL flop bitch

    Really? Aww, I so glad people are buying wake up and guitar heaven

    yep wake up is #4 & Guitar Heaven is #7

    Yay! I got both last night, so good

  • gottalent

    Ugh

  • Mrs. SpencerReid

    “Rain” clatters from over-processed dance-pop song to over-produced ballad and back. It’s heavy on glitched-out vocals and bubble gum, dance floor workouts, light on melody and memorable hooks. Perry can’t save the awkward “Rock God” (which she co-wrote and sings on), but at least it’s an improvement over the title track, the sort of exercise in teenage co-dependence (“I need you by my side/Don’t know how I’ll survive”) that should be long extinct.

    Even at its worst, “Rain” is a marked improvement over Gomez’s attitude-heavy debut, “Kiss and Tell,” although it’s otherwise the most synthetic of synth-pop discs. Gomez makes the best of it, but she spends most of the disc trying to dig herself out from under a mountain of vocal effects so obliterating, it’s impossible to tell whether “Rain” squanders her talents or exaggerates them.

  • Anonymous

    Um, what does this mean?
    ‘Match the girl of the moment to the pop craze of six months ago’
    Is it good or bad?!Doesn’t make sense!

  • WHATSUP

    BITCH ONLY ADVERSITIES HER SELF

    SELENA IS A FAKE

    SHE HAS NO FRIENDS

    ACT MEXICIAN WHEN AROUND OR BY MEXICIAN ONLY

    SHE TALKS ABOUT FAMILY BEING IMPORTANCE

    HOW COME SHE ONLY HANGS OUT WITH HER STEP DAD

    SHE CAN’T SEEM TO KEEP ANY OF HER FRIENDS

    SHE CAN’T SING

    SHE IS A GOOD ACTRESS

    BUT A FAKE BITCH

    I DON’T HATE SELENA BUT SHE COMES OUT LIKE A FAKE BITCH TO ME

  • Anonymous

    BAD

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t a “good” review it’s mixed.

  • hottiegirl

    i dont know but when selena talk about her album , it makes ppl think omg its great but when u lsn to it … i was very sad cuz selena spoke about every single song in her album so i thoough its wow but sadly its not and what’s up with the MATURE thing , for example her song spolight sounds like HM song
    year without rain like see you again
    iam not hating but iam just saying , its not good enough but when she talks about it , its feels like its ganna be unbelievable
    ( just in case i know my typing sucks but iam german so give me a break)

  • karaclouds

    guess ill bring the party here then……*gets party poppers*

  • Anonymous

    Omg finally a Selena post!

    Where are the stans and haters?! Come out, come out, wheverer you are!

  • WHATSUP

    Sep 21, 2010 @ 11:58 am
    omg wtf lolz said:

    She soo has to stop promoting herself on twitter.. Let’s face it, she can’t sing well.

    I KNOW RIGHT

  • Anonymous

    Well, having read the WHOLE review on the washington post site, it’s a bad review not a good one! Why did they only post the first couple of paragraphs? Why not the whole review that says what they think?
    Hmm….

  • Anonymous

    Perfect like everything that Selena does :)

    Sorry about my english, I’m brazilian haha Brazil love you, Sel! We want you here!!

  • Untouchable

    yay

  • hottiegirl

    BITCH ONLY ADVERSITIES HER SELF
    SELENA IS A FAKE
    SHE HAS NO FRIENDS
    ACT MEXICIAN WHEN AROUND OR BY MEXICIAN ONLY
    SHE TALKS ABOUT FAMILY BEING IMPORTANCE
    HOW COME SHE ONLY HANGS OUT WITH HER STEP DAD
    SHE CAN’T SEEM TO KEEP ANY OF HER FRIENDS
    SHE CAN’T SING
    SHE IS A GOOD ACTRESS
    BUT A FAKE BITCH
    I DON’T HATE SELENA BUT SHE COMES OUT LIKE A FAKE BITCH TO ME
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    ok .. some of ur points r righ but the other r kinda hating
    anyways who’s in ur icon ?

  • Lilly

    If this is a good review for her, I hate to see a bad one

  • Lilly

    If this is a good review for her, I hate to see a bad one

  • Anonymous

    OMG Selena stan! You’re not getting the point. We don’t “HATE” your precious goddess, we’re just saying that she can’t sing. How is that similar to “I hate her, she’s so ugly and she’s a bitch and I hate her. I really do UGH”?!

    Grow up, Selena’s bitches. -_-

  • Anonymous

    I love to Selena singing!But stop sing!

  • Anonymous

    Its funny how people like to constantly point out that she doesnt write her songs.

    Britney Spears, the international phenom that she is doesnt write ANY of her songs. just sayin……

  • :}

    I’ve heard the album, and while some tracks are better than anything on Kiss & Tell, this record shouldn’t have Selena’s name on it. She co-wrote one track, and her vocals are so auto-tuned, it’s barely even her. Fefe Dobson co-wrote Round & Round, Katy Perry co-wrote Rock God, and Sky Ferreira co-wrote Sick Of You. Red One even contributed on Summer’s Not Hot. This album is a compilation of pop’s best coming together to make an album with a faceless vocal. Anything good in this album is not her merit, but really it belongs to the people who aren’t being mentioned in the article. And how is it a band, at least half of these tracks don’t use real instruments!

  • Anonymous

    NOT ONE SINGLE COMMENT IN THIS POST SAID A POSITIVE THING. NOT ONE . YOU GUYS ALL HATE HER BECAUSE SHE’S SUCCESFUL NOT LIKE YOU

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  • milenator

    ugh she needs to stop the music career its annoying just a way to compete with all the pop stars and gain More attention
    and she cant sing
    and she doesnt even write her songs
    i know she definently isnt an artist just in it for the money & fame
    just cause you have hit show you shouldnt automatically sing (even though most disney stars do it anyway)
    and selena said acting was her main thing

  • ash

    well if u think selena can’t sing neither can the chick in ur icon.

    PS: shes not in it for the money she has enough of that she’s in it cuz she loves singing and performing just like she loves acting.

  • sophieee

    Yeah…
    one good review….
    she sucks.

  • heartinvasion?

    Her album cover looks like something of a christmas type thing.

  • idkMyBFFjill

    Today, she tweeted that her album was out, like 5 times…that alone is more than Miley ever promoted her music on twitter.

  • calley

    um maybe she’s excited? she should be too.

  • nikabela

    She has catchy songs, but her voice is soooo edited, that sometimes I don’t recognize her. And I wish the band would get more credit. Really, even she wrote: “My new album”. It supposed to be “our new album”….
    But she has some enjoyable songs.
    (sorry for my English)

  • Anonymous

    This did not come across to me as a good review. It seem to say that it still wasn’t very good, too much techno, even though it was better than the first. The author seemed to want to hear the real Selena, without all the Autotune.

  • meme

    Anonymous said:

    “Gomez makes the best of it, but she spends most of the disc trying to dig herself out from under a mountain of vocal effects so obliterating, it’s impossible to tell whether “Rain” squanders her talents or exaggerates them.”
    —————-

    If this is a good review I cant image how would be a bad one

  • Phoebe

    Too bad she can’t sing live!! Demi and Miley on the other hand CAN actually sing. So I don’t get why the review is giving them critisism… and praising Selena…

    I don’t really have anything against Selena,I don’t like her that much but she CAN act and she should just stick with that.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad she can’t sing live!! Demi and Miley on the other hand CAN actually sing. So I don’t get why the review is giving them critisism… and praising Selena…

    I don’t really have anything against Selena,I don’t like her that much but she CAN act and she should just stick with that.

    This review didn’t criticize Demi & Miley, it’s just saying they sing different genre’s than Selena. & This review doesn’t praise Selena, it’s saying her songs are over processed.

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  • Jazz_

    First ?

  • Jazz_

    First ! aha.

  • fearless now

    Selena is positioned as a younger, more chaste incarnation of Katy Perry, with the dead-inside electro-pop tracks to prove it

    exactly the kind of music that sells well in the U.S…and I’m not judging, actually she is a smart girl

  • gingerrx.

    wow. haha. well, it selena isn’t talented enough to make a good album. but i know it’s gonna sell well, and thats all that matters in the end.

  • Anonymous

    What’s one good review compared to hundred bad ones

  • Lilly

    Umm, if you actually read the review you would know that it doesn’t actually sing her praises

  • Anonymous

    THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT! its actually saying she’s a bad singer and relies to heavily on autotune.

  • Anonymous

    What is one good review compared to hundred bad ones

  • fearless now

    wow. haha. well, it selena isn’t talented enough to make a good album. but i know it’s gonna sell well, and thats all that matters in the end
    …..

    what swifty is kissing in your icon?

  • Anonymous

    “Gomez makes the best of it, but she spends most of the disc trying to dig herself out from under a mountain of vocal effects so obliterating, it’s impossible to tell whether “Rain” squanders her talents or exaggerates them.”