Chris Willman
November 09, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Taking Chances

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Celine Dion
genre
Pop

We gave it a C+

It lives up to its name, this CD. Take the title track, Taking Chances, which finds Celine Dion singing in a voice so unrecognizably young and cracked, I thought it must be a duet — and wondered when her part would kick in. That’s one of several satisfying slices of, um, girl pop here. Beware, though, of big-name producer-writers (Linda Perry, Ben Moody, Ne-Yo) dragging her further outside her easy-listening ghetto. It’s cool that Dion can mimic everyone from Shakira to Sam Phillips…but her appalling Janis Joplin impression is a Chance too far.
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