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 "Let's Get To What's Real" - Reviews
croweb70
Posted: Mar 23 2012, 11:19 PM


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Entertainment Weekly -

Elliott's new album "Let's Get To What's Real" scored an A- in Entertainment Weekly magazine's latest Idol Alum Roundup. It's out today so be sure to pick up a copy!


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Posted: Mar 24 2012, 12:01 AM


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Posted: Mar 24 2012, 06:31 AM


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Ah, so it was true! Yay! Fabulous exposure -- and good taste on EW's part. I read that the reviewer hasn't reviewed the Idols before, so the A- judgment doesn't just come from an old, diehard fan but a *new* fan. Cool!

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Posted: Mar 24 2012, 11:03 AM


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That's great news, I subscribe to EW, my copy had better come today in the mail! rockerhand.gif elliottelliott.gif
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Posted: Mar 30 2012, 07:29 AM


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eusa_clap.gif woohoo.gif Go Elliott!!!


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Posted: Apr 1 2012, 08:20 PM


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Elliott Yamin has already earned a prestigious reputation as both a world-class recording artist and a deeply compelling live performer, having built an impressive body of work as well as an intensely loyal international fan base. On Let's Get to What's Real, the multi-talented artist raises the musical and personal stakes, tapping into the emotional honesty and sonic intimacy of classic soul to create the most inspired and distinctive music he's ever made. The resulting album is the purest expression to date of the musical talent and personal charisma that were first introduced to the public during Yamin's stint as one of the most acclaimed performers to ever compete on TV's American Idol.

Elliott Yamins fresh new creative leap is apparent on such impassioned new tunes as the intimate, insistent Self Control, the rousingly upbeat Gather Round, the poignantly autobiographical Virginia and the commanding title track, whose lyrical sentiments underline the sense of personal commitment that Yamin brought to the project. Those tracks find the artist decisively reinventing his sound, reaching back to the heartfelt immediacy of vintage R&B while remaining firmly grounded in the present.


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Luvey
Posted: Apr 1 2012, 09:52 PM


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Janet, thanks for posting that! awe.gif elliottelliott.gif cheerleaders.gif thmelikey.gif
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Posted: Apr 1 2012, 10:32 PM


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Great (and true) review.
Thanks for bringing it here Janet!
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Posted: Apr 2 2012, 03:08 PM


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Wow! Now that's a resounding acclaim! rockerhand.gif
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Posted: Apr 5 2012, 07:48 PM


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The writer knows now what we "E-Trainers" have known all along...Elliott Yamin is a unique and compelling artist. Is it any wonder we Love our Elliott???


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Posted: Apr 5 2012, 07:50 PM


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Thanks Janet for sharing the review! I loved it!!

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Posted: Apr 8 2012, 08:02 AM


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Wonderful review from Soul Tracks as per Elliott's twitter:

http://www.soultracks.com/elliott-yamin-le...ats-real-review
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QUOTE (midge @ Apr 8 2012, 05:02 AM)
Wonderful review from Soul Tracks as per Elliott's twitter:

http://www.soultracks.com/elliott-yamin-le...ats-real-review

Thanks Midge, that's a fabulous review, I hope these keep coming! rockerhand.gif
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Posted: Apr 8 2012, 04:59 PM


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Thanks for posting these great reviews, everybody.

I like this: Recommended.

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Posted: Apr 8 2012, 08:38 PM


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Great reviews! Thank you for posting them here. loveit2.png


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QUOTE (midge @ Apr 8 2012, 08:02 AM)
Wonderful review from Soul Tracks as per Elliott's twitter:

http://www.soultracks.com/elliott-yamin-le...ats-real-review

Thanks for sharing midge. I love the reviews that Soul Tracks give. For the most part they are straight forward and to the point. They give you the good, bad and the ugly...lol. RECOMMEND coming from Soul Tracks is impressive. Way to go Elliott. Also thank you to those that posted the other reviews too.


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Posted: Apr 9 2012, 09:27 PM


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You're all welcome. Here's another one from someone who says that he wasn't a fan of Elliott's when he was on Idol .......

http://blindedbysound.com/post/viewPost/id..._to_whats_real/

A snippet from the review, "As a whole, Let's Get To What's Real is a fun trip back to the funky days of the seventies. It isn't disco, and it isn't Woodstock, but it has that feel that was brought on by bands like The Commodores and The Four Tops. To me it is a much improved album from 2007's self-titled debut. If you are a fan of Elliott from his American Idol days, this is the album you have been waiting for. It may not be the best album from an former American Idol contestant, but it is definitely a solid effort and a much improved sound for Elliott."

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QUOTE (midge @ Apr 9 2012, 09:27 PM)
You're all welcome. Here's another one from someone who says that he wasn't a fan of Elliott's when he was on Idol .......

http://blindedbysound.com/post/viewPost/id..._to_whats_real/

A snippet from the review, "As a whole, Let's Get To What's Real is a fun trip back to the funky days of the seventies. It isn't disco, and it isn't Woodstock, but it has that feel that was brought on by bands like The Commodores and The Four Tops. To me it is a much improved album from 2007's self-titled debut. If you are a fan of Elliott from his American Idol days, this is the album you have been waiting for. It may not be the best album from an former American Idol contestant, but it is definitely a solid effort and a much improved sound for Elliott."

Yes I saw his tweet about this one. He is definitely becoming a buzz for this new album. So glad to hear that.


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Posted: Apr 10 2012, 11:25 AM


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From Idol Chatter by Brian Mansfield in USA Today:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/id...-on-new-album/1
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QUOTE (midge @ Apr 10 2012, 04:25 PM)
From Idol Chatter by Brian Mansfield in USA Today:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/id...-on-new-album/1

How amazing is it that he is getting the recognition that he has deserved all along. Do a smell a Grammy nom? smile.gif


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QUOTE (midge @ Apr 10 2012, 11:25 AM)
From Idol Chatter by Brian Mansfield in USA Today:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/id...-on-new-album/1

Great to get buzz from Brian M. Cool!

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I went to Target and K-Mart this afternoon, and neither one had it. Booo!!! So I went to Best Buy, where I found it in the alphabetical racks(not with the new releases)Well, it there now, as I had to do a little re-arranging.Now it's in both places. Then I stopped at another Best Buy before I went home. I couldn't find it in the alpha racks, or what I thought were the new releases, so I asked 2 of the salespeople, and they went on an all out hunt for me. Found it in the real new release racks(I guess I was looking at last week's) Anyway, I told the 2 guys that they really ought to have a listen, since it was a great r&b sound. They both said they would.I asked them if they could slip it in the store's music system. Said they werent allowed to do that.Oh well, I tried. xmaschloe.gif


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Posted: Apr 10 2012, 06:34 PM


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So far I've only been able to find it at Best Buy also. I went to both Target and Walmart, they didn't have it. I even went to the Walmart where the girl said Elliott's grandmother used to come all the time, near Short Pump. I for some reason felt sure that Target was going to have it.sad.gif
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Posted: Apr 10 2012, 06:48 PM


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OK...just checked out the Best Buy near me...they have it. Will pick it up first thing tomorrow ! hooray.gif
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QUOTE (trouble @ Apr 10 2012, 06:48 PM)
OK...just checked out the Best Buy near me...they have it. Will pick it up first thing tomorrow ! hooray.gif

Yeah my Best Buy had it too. So loving that this album is getting a great buzz. I'm hoping that the whole album makes a significant mark. "Wait For You" the single made its mark. There are enough soulful great songs on LGTWR for the album to do well too I believe..."Let's Get To What's Real".


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Posted: Apr 10 2012, 09:30 PM


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I'm a regular EW reader and they tend to be really tough in their grading, so for them to give it an A- is really good news!

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Hey Wee_Moggie! Haven't heard from you in a while! I sure hope this album is a hit because I think it is his best. It is a real reflection of who Elliott is. So far I've only read one snarky review on line but that is to be expected in the music business, or any business for that matter. Go Elliott!!! cheerleaders.gif
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Spin Magazine - 7 out of 10 rockerhand.gif

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walmart k-mart=no cd today???
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QUOTE (croweb70 @ Apr 12 2012, 04:16 PM)
Spin Magazine - 7 out of 10 rockerhand.gif

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