Thursday, April 12, 2007

Caught in a catsuit

Argh...the Internet doesn't like me today; if this post seems rushed, short, unclear, or off at all, it's probably because I've had to resort to some sort of unusual circumstances to actually find a working Internet connection around here.

Nick Carter's debut solo album, Now or Never, had enough good songs on it that, not only did it deserve to do better than it did, it's sort of a shame I'm not posting any of the songs technically on it. Still, I imagine a good number of pop fans already own the album. I might post some songs from it at some point (I know I've already posted "Is It Saturday Yet"?), but I thought I'd post a bonus track by him instead.

Scandalicious--OK, so that title, right? Well, I know it's sort of ridiculous, but I think it's kind of funny--probably because of how ridiculous it is. Don't expect the lyrics to make it any more grounded, either; when your opening line is "I entered the party ready to leave/When somebody offered me sex on the beach," you're probably not very concerned about actually being taken seriously. In fact, the overdone lyrics ("There's not any interest in touching our hearts/I guess we're just on to every other part") are probably tolerable to me because they never even come close to working as a come-on; they're honestly nothing more than laughable, which really makes the song all the more fun. None of that is to say Nick can't pull of some sort of real emotion when the song calls for it--somewhat surprisingly, he's very effective on the ballad "I Got You"--but especially given that this is a bonus track, I just can't help imagining this as the sort of track you come up with when you're just goofing around; no one could take a word like "scandalicious" or the lyrics in this song seriously, but I have a feeling that's on purpose, or at least it was all done tongue-in-cheek.

To buy the edition of Nick Carter's album Now Or Never which has the bonus tracks, go here (physical). Alternatively, you could buy a digital version of the album without bonus tracks here (you'll have to search for "Nick Carter").

Next up: probably that Mexican song. I had a bunch of blogs I wanted to point you in the direction of, but due to being short on time due to my Internet situation (hopefully that'll be remedied soon, maybe even later tonight), that should be tomorrow, too.

5 comments:

Stu said...

I must say....people thought that album was horrible, but I loved it...his version of "Heart Without A Home" was great until Westlife did it better...=D

Paul said...

i really liked Nick Carter solo. I didn't think my confession was the best start off single but overall i was a bit of a fan :P It's quite similar to the solo work of baywatcher David Charvet....

Poster Girl said...

Really? Westlife covered it? And I agree with you--it's really underrated, and I can't figure out how it underperformed--good album + BSB fanbase should have equaled success, I would've thought!

I really liked that David Charvet song you sent me a while ago! I keep meaning to get his album...I think 7Digital has it.

Adem IAR said...

My crush on Nick Carter only grew the chunkier/bulkier he got. I watched that terrible House Of Carters show in its entirety and, whilst being disgusted at how horrible the whole family was, I still found him incredibly good to look at. Le sigh.

Poster Girl said...

What can you do? There's just no helping it sometimes (most of mine are far too embarrassing to admit here). I still can't help liking Nick Carter, or at least his music, despite the countless reasons not to--I mean, he's Aaron Carter's brother and his presence in the Backstreet Boys seems to have made all current boy bands think they need to have a (subpar) Aaron Carter knockoff (I'm thinking of some German boy bands, in particular). That alone should be enough! ...but it's not.