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    ouch on that article. especially since it is from his home state.

    but like what the reviewer said - its the material not the artist. he is an incredible artist (dont know why his record/management decided to rush it). he'll come back with a new album with better material.

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    well. i got the cd as a xmas gift. decided to open it since i already had a feeling what it was...and was right. lol. got my friend carrie's cd cause she hates country...ill post in carries thread on her reaction.

    as for bo's cd. went through it once nonstop. it sounded similar...majority of the songs. its an alright cd but like i said something i wouldn't purchase myself.

    there is only one song i quite enjoy...its my life...where he has writing credits for. i uploade its my life to my mp3 player. other than that, eh. but his voice is incredible, just too bad the material isn't that great. but he made the best of it to put a decent effort.

    hopefully the 2nd one will be better. those of you who are afraid of there's not being a 2nd album...dont fear. he'll have one. they compromised this cd to be more pop/rock radio friendly to gain fans from the pop/rock teen bands out there and for sales purpose. his next effort will be better...i know it will. i have a feeling it will.

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    A relapse for Bo. To bad tonight was to be his big night too. He just needs to stay the hell out of Vegas.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news...05/19bice.html

    Bo Bice hospitalized with complications from surgery

    The Associated Press
    Published on: 12/19/05
    LAS VEGAS — "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice was rushed to a hospital with complications from intestinal surgery, a publicist for his record label said Monday.
    Bice, 30, became ill on Sunday while rehearsing for a performance on the 2005 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort & Casino, said Roger Widynowski, a publicist for RCA Records.
    "He didn't collapse but was rushed to the hospital," Widynowski said. "Bo is doing fine, and he's going back to Nashville today for treatment."
    The Goo Goo Dolls will replace Bice in Monday night's live broadcast on NBC, said Carrie Simons, a spokeswoman for the network.
    Bice was in Las Vegas with other "Idol" contestants in August when he underwent emergency surgery to repair a blocked intestine. The recovery time forced him to stop touring with the show.
    Bice finished second on last season's "Idol" behind Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood. He released his first album, "The Real Thing," last week.

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    yup. vegas is bad luck for him.

    if i was he, shouldn't try his luck on the slots or tables at all.

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    USA TODAY's review of Bo's CD:

    Bo Bice, The Real Thing (2 stars out of 4) Calling your debut album The Real Thing isn't the most subtle way to court credibility, but then subtlety clearly isn't Bice's strong suit. Though the American Idol runner-up has cited classic rock influences, his earnest, sometimes overwrought crooning invites comparisons to latter-day frontmen such as Hootie and the Blowfish's Darius Rucker and Creed alum Scott Stapp. But a carefully selected stable of writers and producers lends enough pop nuance to make pining tunes such as Nothing Without You and Remember Me less cloying than a lot of contemporary rock fare. Elysa Gardner
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/r...isten-up_x.htm

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    I posted this in Carries thread, but since many of you may not read it over there I thought I would also put it here. As you can see Bo had a good debut week & came in at #4 with 227k sold. Carrie, Bo & Kelly all in the top 10 speaks pretty well of the talent AI is introducing to the world.

    From: http://pulsemusic.proboards48.com/in...d=1135151 085

    It's in this order: LW TW ARTIST ALBUM SalesTW %INC SalesLW TOTAL


    Quote:
    SSCAN - Billboard Top 40 Albums (12/31/05)

    1 1 EMINEM CURTAIN CALL 323735 -27 440810 766425
    5 2 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE SOME HEARTS 271245 56 174035 1101454
    4 3 VARIOUS NOW 20 259281 30 199284 1672800
    -- 4 BICE*BO REAL THING 226976 999 981 227957
    6 5 CHESNEY*KENNY ROAD & THE RADIO 217510 29 168330 1489314
    7 6 NICKELBACK ALL THE RIGHT REASONS 192280 26 152199 1589063
    8 7 CAREY*MARIAH EMANCIPATION OF MIMI 190957 26 150974 4576141
    11 8 CLARKSON*KELLY BREAKAWAY 180610 61 112278 4132110
    9 9 BLACK EYED PEAS MONKEY BUSINESS 157617 10 143446 2720080
    12 10 CASH*JOHNNY LEGEND OF JOHNNY CASH 153943 50 102850 600750

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    That boy needs to slow down and let himself recouperate. I know he wants to strike while the iron is still lukewarm, but his health is more important. Poor Bo!

    I have taped and watched everything I could find on him lately, and I really don't like that new song he's been singing everywhere. It's just so forgettable. I am very happy that he has a strong debut in the charts, and I hope that future albums show us more of the Bo we saw on AI.
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    I read that CMT is going to be having a "In the Moment" special with Bo...I think the first episode airs Friday, Jan. 13th.....
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    This latest article in The Birmingham News is a follow-up to Colurso's review that I previously posted.

    http://www.al.com/music/birminghamne...410.xml&coll=2



    Copyright 2006 The Birmingham News
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    Birmingham News (Alabama)

    January 6, 2006 Friday

    SECTION: LIFESTYLE; Pg. 15G Vol. 118 No. 272

    LENGTH: 633 words

    HEADLINE: Bo peeps make some noise about review

    BYLINE: Mary Colurso, News columnist

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    Readers responded viscerally and thoughtfully - in some cases, immediately - to my recent review of Bo Bice's debut CD, ''The Real Thing.''

    Internet bulletin boards devoted to the ''American Idol'' runner-up have been buzzing: pro, con and in between.

    Over the past couple of weeks, I've also received e-mails from across the country and Canada, displaying a similar range of opinions. Some have agreed with my comments - basically, that Bice, 30, deserves better material and the chance to make a personal artistic statement. Others have defended the disc, raved about the Alabama-born singer or pointed out my absolute ignorance.

    A sampling of the messages appears below. The Birmingham News did not solicit opinions from Bice's fans; merely asked those who wrote to me if they'd be willing to have their words published here, and tell us their full names and hometowns.

    Bo Bice's CD: I admire how you tell it like it is. Poor Bo is the victim of greedy record company people. Maybe he will stick with the classics next time. Kathy Drew, Vestavia Hills

    Rush to release didn't suck color, life out of Bo's album: I totally disagree with your review. I love this CD . . . not because it's Bo, but because I love the songs. Did you even listen to ''It's My Life,'' ''Willing to Try'' and ''Valley of Angels''??? I think not. Ellen Miller, Boca Raton, Fla.

    Amen to that: I am so sad and you are so right in your review of Bo Bice's CocaCola-based CD. I love Bo, deeply admire his talent, and can't bring myself to buy this CD. Carol Reid, Powell River, British Columbia, Canada

    Bo Bice's album is great: I totally disagree with your article and I think all of America will, too!!!!! I think the album is great!!!! I think his debut album is the best of all of the ''Idol'' debut albums. Patti Hellen, Newport News, Va.

    ''The Real Thing'' review: Just read your review of Bo's album, ''The Real Thing.'' Ouch! I have to believe that maybe your expectations were just a little

    too high? I have to say that the thoughts ''overproduced'' and ''let Bo's voice shine'' went through my mind on a few tracks. But I love ''Willing to Try'' and ''Valley of Angels.''

    I think expecting Bo to be able to bring about the ''second coming'' of '70s rock on his first album out of ''American Idol'' is an unrealistic expectation that a lot of people seem to have.

    I just think recommending that people not buy the album is harsh. Have you listened to the ''stuff'' that is out on Top 40 radio? This album is stellar compared to 99.9 percent of that stuff.

    I have enjoyed reading many of your articles about Bo over the past year. It just seems hard for me to believe that you think the album isn't worth listening to. Much love! Cindy Gray, Franklin, Tenn.

    Your Bo Bice review: Man. What in the world was that? Did you listen to the album? I have. I am 57 and I really love ''Valley of Angels.'' The more you listen and play it the better it gets. I hated your review. Jeff Howard, Raleigh, N.C.

    Review of Bo Bice's CD: I read your review of Bo Bice's CD ''The Real Thing.'' While I do agree with some of your comments, I feel the review was particularly harsh.

    I feel that many of the tracks are overproduced, sometimes covering up Bo's amazing voice. I think Bo does a good job singing the material that he is given, but for all the big names, Bo's own material is stronger. I do hope that RCA pays attention to the reviews.

    I do hope you will take the opportunity to review that DualDisc. The DVD side of the DualDisc contains three of Bo's original songs along with acoustic performances. The DVD side is amazing. Please take the time to check out the DVD of the DualDisc.

    I hope to see continued support of Bo because he is an amazing talent that has not been seen in some time. Thank you. Teresa Crowe, St. Paul, Minn.

    LOAD-DATE: January 6, 2006

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    The news isn't very good for Bo as The Real Thing has dropped out of the Top 50 this week. He should get the Gold certification pretty soon though.

    52. Bo Bice, The Real Thing: 20,433

    Unfortunately, I think we are seeing Bo get the same treatment that was given to Diana. Give them a producer (Clive Davis) that tries to remake them in an image that he prefers. Watch the critics pummel the effort, then just stop promoting it in any way. This is absolutely shameful & I truly hope Bo moves on to other companies & other producers for his next effort.

    The Fox Reality channel is replaying last years Idol shows & on Monday they showed the night Bo did Whipping Post. That was the Bo that woke up the fanbase & Clive & company have just squashed him. Just my opinion, I know there are some here that like the new album & I hope we see a turnaround for him. He deserves better.

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