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Essay sample - The Album "Close to You" by the Carpenters
Journalism & Communication
Pages 3 (753 words)
Student’s Name Professor’s Name English 07 April 2012 The Album, “Close to You,” by the Carpenters I have selected the album “Close To You” by The Carpenters, which ranks #175 on the Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums of All Time. I am new to this particular album, but not the singers…
This album landed them on their way to fame and success. Though not appreciated by critics, the album has made it to the top 200, which emphasizes the fact that they did have talent. Rolling Stone, describing Karen, comments that “Hers is a voice of fascinating contrasts, combining youth with wisdom; chilling perfection with much warmth” (Changi Airport – “Enjoy the Elegance). Jon Landau, says that Karen has "all the qualities of a good pop singer," phrasing with "subtlety and ease." On the other hand, some critics think that her voice has not got any depth and is just sort of simple. Other critics believe that Karen does not have much stage presence when she play the drums and sing along, it is not elegant enough. However, Richard’s work is well appreciated for his rhythmic tunes and, yet again, critics did not enjoy his lead in some songs. The band, consisting of this duo, is however, soaring high after the release of the title song ‘Close To You,’ which rank #1 on Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on top for four weeks. In my opinion, they landed a spot in the Rolling Stone list because the album had become a hit even though the political situations were not favorable during the time. The popular demand continued to grow on wild and loud rock, whereas they featured soft and melodious music. ...
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