A postive review of Demi Lovato’s ‘Unbroken’

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.

This review will be reaching as I try to make this album seems less crappy

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.

At least the photoshoot was pretty, unlike that hat

“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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Demi vs Selena: The Battle of the Magic Kingdom

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It’s time to go to war! In the Pop Project Arena, we are going to find out who is the true Princess of the Magic Kingdom. Two former best friends and co-stars are going to square off. It’s Demi Lovato vs Selena Gomez! Will Demi give Selena a “Heart Attack” or will Selena “Hit the Lights” on Demi? It’s time to find out.

This battle will be a four five round battle, with each round being an album. Based on US album sales, the one with the best sales will be declared victorious. In the event of a tie, we will go to overall single sales. Let’s get this bad boy started. (Note: While “Stars Dance” is considered to Selena’s début album as a solo artist, we are considering the three album with “Selena Gomez & The Scene” as apart of her solo discography.)

 

Round 1: Kiss & Tell vs Don’t Forget

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Demi’s début album was released on September 28, 2008 and reached to number two on the Billboard 200 charts. It spawned three singles including the iconic single of the same name. The record managed to sell 534,000 in the United States and be certified Gold.

Selena Gomez and the Scene released their début “Kiss & Tell” a year after Demi on September 29,2009. The album spawned two singles and managed to sell 922,000 in the United States. The album entered the Billboard 200 at number 9 and went Gold.

Round 2: A Year Without Rain vs Here We Go Again

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Little less than a year after the release of “Don’t Forgot,” Demi gave us “Here We Go Again” on July 21, 2009 and it gave Demi her first, and so far only, number one album on the Billboard 200 charts. The album spawned only two singles with the best-selling one being “Here We Go Again,” and that one reached number 15. It also sold 496,000 in the US.

Almost one year later, SG&TS released “A Year Without Rain” on September 21, 2010 and reached the number four spot on the Billboard 200. The album sold 812,000 and managed to go Gold.  It also spawned two singles that got mediocre success.

Round 3: When The Sun Goes Down vs Unbroken

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After a two year hiatus to get her life back on track, Demi released “Unbroken” on September 20,2011 and it’s her least charting album,as it reached number four on the Billboard 200, but did give her more sales than “Here We Go Again with sales for “Unbroken” being 500,178 originally. When updated as of February 2017, it went down to 492,000. It still manage to keep Demi swimming in Gold records while only have two singles.

“When The Sun Goes Down” was released on June 28,2011. It spawned three singles that help send the album to Gold and to the number three spot on the Billboard 200. It also sold 694,ooo in the US, which is the lowest SG&TS sales. The group took split after this album, which allowed Selena to go solo.

Round 4: Stars Dance vs Demi

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“Demi,” was released two years after “Unbroken” on May 10, 2013.  The album reached number three on the charts and still gave Demi that Gold she’s had for the last three albums. It also had four singles for the album. The album sold 463,000, which was Demi’s lowest. Fun Fact: the album is certified Diamond in Brazil and she is the only Disney-star ever to have a Diamond album.

Selena’s solo debut album “Stars Dance” was released on July 19, 2013. It was her first album to reach number one in the Billboard 200. The album is also her fast-selling album yet, which led Selena to sell 392,000 in the US. It also spawned two singles and went Gold…in Canada.

While after four rounds, Selena is up 3-1. In order to find a winner….wait! We can’t forget about the newest releases!!!!

Round 5: Revival vs Confident

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Demi’s latest album “Confident” was released in October 16, 2015. The album reached to 2 on the Billboard 200. It got Demi her first Grammy nomination in 2017 (YAY Demi!!!). “Confident” also gave Demi two singles in the Hot 100 and one hitting number 2 in the Bubbling under Hot 100 singles.

“Revival” was released in October 9,2015. The album is her second album to become number 1 on the Billboard 200. Three of the singles made the top ten of the Hot 100, with the last single “Kill Em with Kindness” breaking the top 50.

Now, that we have all the albums set up. Let’s compare and figure out who will rule the kingdom.

Let’s tally up the money…..

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While we already knew that Selena ultimately sold more album than Demi, the overall total sales in the US helped prove that fact. Now if we were to go by how each album did on the charts, then Demi would definitely win that race. It’s safe to assume that Selena sold the most albums because of the popularity of her TV show, movies. Demi did popular TV shows and movies, they just weren’t as popular as Selena’s was.  So here’s Selena kissing you haters goodbye….

…because she’s now the reigning Princess QUEEN of the Magic Kingdom. Bye Felicia.

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The album Lovatics would like to forget

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Every artist has an album that their fans would like to forget. For Lovatics, Demi Lovato’s fans, it’s Demi’s third album “Unbroken.”

Released in 2011, “Unbroken” was Demi’s post-rehab album where she had heavier lyrics and got a little personal on the album. In theory, this album sounds like it would be a good album. But it’s rather all over the place. The album had some good songs…and it had some bad song on it with some collaborations what just make you want to shake your head. Like why would Demi Lovato do a collab with Dev, Missy Elliot, Jason Derulo? Where in the world would they meet up at? It was just “So Random” (see what I did there?). While I give Demi credit for trying to find her sound, she really should have done it on the second album.

The tracklist was just all over the place and made me feel like I needed to go rehab because the majority of it was just a bunch of party songs. While some of the song were good, it just didn’t feel like a Demi Lovato album. It honestly felt like a rushed album that Demi Lovato put out to please her fans.

The two singles from album, “Skyscraper” and “Give Your Heart a Break,” are pretty much the best songs off of the album. They showcase Demi’s voice the best and they are a timeless classic that Demi will be singing for years to come.

Overall, If you found this album in the $5 bin at Walmart, I would buy it (that’s where I got my copy at). The album just feels off and not anything like the other two records before it and the one after it (read our review of it here). It’s worth the listen.

 

Rating: 2 pieces of Demi’s hair available online out of 5

 

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