Christopher - Told You So: Track-By-Track Review

Danish pop star Christopher has released his 2nd album Told You So, and after his great debut Colors, we had to check this one out, too. First of all, let's start with the cover: I don't know why he insists on black and white album covers, but whatever. He definitely looked better with short, straight hair, but I guess he wanted to go for the more mature style this time. The album has only 10 songs, so here they are:

1. Told You So: the title song and the 1st single is not really a good way to start the album. Everything about it sounds too much like Justin Timberlake's Like I Love You - the music, his voice, the video... Totally unoriginal and generic (2/5)
2. Crazy: this is the 2nd single, and again, not the best choice for a single. Christopher definitely lost his identity in this song, which sounds like a mix of Ne-Yo and Jay Sean. The video starts out boring and then turns weird with a sudden cut to a shower scene, which is completely out of place. (3/5)
3. Doctor: things are starting to pick up here. Although this song also sounds like he's copying someone else's style, it's much better than the first two. If you like 90s pop/rnb, this is the song for you. (4/5)
4. Remind You: this is the first ballad on the album and it's a really good song. Christopher stays true to his style and voice, and doesn't sound as if he's copying someone. (5/5)
5. Nympho: one of the best songs on the album. Nympho starts with a dramatic intro and later picks up in an even more dramatic chorus. The lyrics are unnecessarily sexed-up and generic, but that doesn't ruin the song. (5/5)
6. Go Find A Man: at first this one sounds like a totally average song, but it turns out quite catchy. It has a great chorus and instrumental, so definitely check this one out. (4/5)
7. Mama: I don't really know what to say about this one. It didn't leave any impression on me, except that it sounds like another JT song. Totally forgettable. (2/5)
8. High On Life: another great song that reminds me of the amazing Armin Van Buuren's This Is What It Feels Like. This is the kind of music Christopher should be making. (5/5)
9. Little Sunshine: this song is the closest to the sound on his previous album, which is a good thing. It's an uplifting, acoustic song and Christopher sounds great in it. Deserves to be a single. (5/5)
10. Waterfall: the real gem of the album is waiting at the end in the form of this beautiful, Oriental-style ballad. It's a simple song without much instruments, but with some lovely lyrics. Possibly the best song on the album. (5/5)

Overall, it's a pretty good album, but with some faults. Unlike his first album, Colors, which perhaps had too many ballads, Told You So actually excels in ballads. Waterfall and Little Sunshine are some of the best songs on it. What's obvious is that Christopher went for a more mature image but lost some of his unique style and ended up sounding like other singers. This is most obvious in songs like Mama and Told You So, which actually sound as if Christopher paid Justin Timberlake to sing the songs for him. It's a mixed bag of songs, but it's definitely worth a listen, especially the 2nd half of the album.

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