Hurtlovebox [CD]

  • Artist: Mark Ballas
  • SKU: 1974218
  • Release Date: 04/12/2011
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Overall Customer Rating:
67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)


Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    90's Boy band sound


    Ballas seems to be channeling some combination of George Michael and Justin Timberlake, male pop predecessors whose success he no doubt hopes to emulate. Given that he makes his money as a dancer, the first thing to be said is that he can sing, with an adenoidal tenor that he frequently pushes into falsetto. That said, however, he is not a distinctive singer or songwriter, his efforts employing musical and lyrical clichés, as he addresses some female object of his affection (a stand-in for the potential buyer of the album) as "girl" and "baby," and assures her that she's beautiful and that he loves her. This is more Michael than Timberlake territory in that Ballas surprisingly doesn't dip at all into a hip-hop sound, contenting himself to come off like a ‘90s boy band of one. Maybe it's just as well that he's trying to use Dancing with the Stars as his springboard to stardom, since he wouldn't stand much of a chance on American Idol.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT 'new' artist


    I had never hear of Mark Ballas until I was browsing through new releases and gave the audio samples a try. I thought they were GREAT and had to buy the album. It arrived today and I enjoyed EVERY single song ! Mark is a GREAT balladeer and his style reminds me of a mix of Enrique Iglesias and Justin Timberlake which to me is a fantastic smashup ! I am very glad to have made the purchase and await his NEXT CD !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Honest and real music that you can relate to :)


    This album is wonderful! The songs are truthful and emotional. The theme of this record? Life. Love, loss, pain, betrayal, friendship, faith, hope, and desire. Mark is a classically trained guitarist and it shows. Such beautiful music. He wrote all but one song on the record. I whole-heartedly recommend this record. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

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