Album Review - Out of the Blue by Debbie Gibson (1987)
Hey and welcome to my review of Out of the Blue by Debbie Gibson! As of when I'm writing this (August 2021), this is the newest addition to my long-running CD collection, and I really love this album, so I'm excited to review it!
- Out of the Blue - What can I say? This is one of the best album openers of all time, and so far I have yet to tire of it. Both the song and the music video are amazing! (I really want her style from the video!)
- Staying Together - A pretty strong second track. The opening monologue is engrained in my mind by now (never mind that I've only had the album a week or two)! Overall, pretty catchy, and a generally good song, but nothing to write home about.
- Only In My Dreams - I still remember the first time I saw this video on MTV Classic. It was so-so at first in my opinion, but as I listened to the song more and more, it really grew on me!
- Foolish Beat - This song basically screams "80S BALLAD!" and that's really not a bad thing. This is the only "real" ballad on the album, and honestly I would've liked to see one or two more included.
- Red Hot - Honestly, this wasn't my favourite at first, but it's leaped recently, and now it might well be my favourite track on the album! It has perhaps the catchiest chorus, and it's a top-tier track. Honestly, I really feel that this and Wake Up to Love could've been singles!
- Wake Up To Love - Either this or Out of the Blue was the first song that I ever heard off this album. Like I mentioned before, I feel that this track should've been a single.
- Shake Your Love - This is a really catchy song! I still feel like WU2L would've made a bit of a better single choice, though. I especially love the "shake it, your love" part.
- Fallen Angel - The beginning is super cool, and does a good job of internaly hyping me up! This is a really catchy song and I feel like it'd be really great performed live!
- Play the Field - This isn't a bad song, but it's not that exciting either. It's probably my least favourite song off this album.
- Between the Lines - The lyrics aren't perfectly crafted, but I love the instrumental and melody so much it partially makes up for it.