Aaron Carter, LøVë | Musical Wrap-Up


Aaron Carter, LøVë © Sony
Aaron Carter, LøVë © Sony

‘Music Wrap-Up’ collects the coverage (links) on an album, artist, project, or otherwise, into one easily accessible document. 

After reviewing singles ahead of the release of LøVë (EP) and LøVë (full-length), the comeback  album by former teen heartthrob Aaron Carter, I’ve compartmentalized coverage into one place.  On Musical Wrap-Up, you’ll find ALL of our coverage for Aaron Carter related to his comeback project linked in one place.  

 


Music Shopping List

LøVë was not covered in any Monthly Music Shopping Lists from 2018.  However, LøVë (EP) was covered briefly on Music Shopping List: Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack The Main Attraction (Published February 6, 2017). 

Blurb: Former teen-pop heartthrob Aaron Carter makes a comeback with his four-track EP, LøVë.  Carter last released an album in 2002 (Another Earthquake!).

Source: Music Shopping List: Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack the Main Attraction

Album Reviews

1. Aaron Carter, LøVë (EP)

Published February 13, 2017

Headline: Former teen-pop heartthrob Aaron Carter returns with five-song EP, LøVë, his first set of new music following a 15-year hiatus.

Verdict: 3 out of 5 stars: “Ultimately, LøVë thrives off its production and swagger. Given the extended hiatus by Aaron Carter, there is a clear focus on the sound of this EP as opposed to substance.  It all seems to be purpose by design, aiming to make the former teen-pop artist relevant 15 years later.  Carter, indeed, sounds like many of his contemporaries, but that probably isn’t enough to elevate him to superstar status.”

Source: Aaron Carter Returns to Pop with His ‘LøVë’ EP


2. Aaron Carter, LøVë (full-length album)

Published February 22, 2018

Headline: After releasing ‘LøVë’ as a five-song EP in February 2017, former teen heartthrob Aaron Carter returns with the full-length, 14-track album.

Verdict: 3 out of 5 stars: “All in all, in regards to his musical niche, Aaron Carter is definitely aiming in the right direction. LøVë thrives off its production and swagger. Electro-, urban-pop is ‘all the rage,’ and that styles seems to fit his voice and sensibilities.  The main issue – as asserted earlier upon the release of LøVë (EP) – is carving space in the modern music industry.”

Source: Aaron Carter, LøVë | Album Review


Individual Track Reviews

On The Musical Hype, I also penned reviews for the teaser tracks that arrived in advance of both EP and album.  The reviews are linked below, as well as a summarization of our thoughts on those singles.

1. “Sooner or Later”

Published, January 23, 2017

Headline: Aaron Carter returns with “Sooner or Later,” a single from his forthcoming EP, LøVë.

Verdict: 3 out of 5 stars: “Ultimately, ‘Sooner or Later’ is okay at best.  The return of Carter will only faze those aware of his impact on pop culture in the late 90s and early 00s.  The song itself isn’t memorable, but benefits from a conformist pop sound.  Good enough, but “nothing to write home about.”

Source: Track Review: Aaron Carter, ‘Sooner or Later’


2. “Don’t Say Goodbye”

Published December 13, 2017

Headline: Former teen-pop heartthrob Aaron Carter, returns with an enjoyable new single, “Don’t Say Goodbye,” his first following his stint in rehab.

Verdict: 3 ½ out of 5 stars: “All in all, in regards to his musical niche, Aaron Carter is definitely aiming in the right direction.  Electro-, urban-pop is ‘all the rage,’ and that style seems to fit his voice and sensibilities.  The main issue – as asserted earlier upon the release of LøVë – is carving space in the modern music industry.”

Source: Aaron Carter, ‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ | Track Review

Photo Credit: Sony

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