Destiny’s Child- Survivor (2001) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Destiny’s Child- Survivor (2001)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST 64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 64:25 minutes | Scans included | 4,49 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 64:33 mins | Scans included | 1,37 GB

Survivor is the third studio album by American girl supergroup Destiny’s Child. n the US, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart on May 19, 2001 with first-week sales of 663,000 units and stayed at number one for two consecutive weeks. It earned Destiny’s Child three Grammy nominations for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album. Survivor was certified quadruple Platinum by the RIAA on January 7, 2002. Billboard magazine ranked Survivor at number 70 on the magazine’s Top 200 Albums of the Decade. The album has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.

Nobody would have predicted that Destiny’s Child would rule over the contemporary R&B scene in the beginning of the new millennium — not after “Bills, Bills, Bills” hit the top of the charts, not even after “Say My Name” became an anthem in 2000. But nobody challenged their position, so they reigned supreme in the early 2000s, eventually inheriting the title of the great girl group of their era. Since they had a couple of pretty good singles, namely the aforementioned pair, most conceded them that position, particularly since they seemed more talented than their peers, but Survivor, their first album as full-fledged superstars — also their first album since most of the group disappeared due to managerial conflicts — is as contrived and calculated as a Mariah Carey record, only without the joy. This is a determined, bullheaded record, intent on proving Destiny’s Child has artistic merit largely because the group survived internal strife. So, whatever pop kitsch references the title may have — and it’s hard not to see it as an attempt to tap into the American public’s insatiable love for CBS’ brilliant reality TV show of the same name — the title is certainly heartfelt, as the members of Destiny’s Child want to illustrate that they are indeed survivors. This doggedness may fit on occasion, as on “Independent Women, Pt. 1,” the theme to Charlie’s Angels, but it usually takes precedence over the music — such as on the title track, a flat-out terrible song and the worst the group has ever recorded. “Survivor” is painfully labored, stuttering over a halting melody that Beyoncé Knowles breathlessly pushes to absolutely nowhere, working it so hard that it’s difficult to listen. Unfortunately, that pattern repeats itself way too often on Survivor, as the group undercuts its seductive mainstream R&B with repellent pandering and naked ambition. This isn’t even the case where you can rely on the label and its cohorts to find the best tunes for the radio, since the moments where Destiny’s Child sound the best are when the group is not vying for airplay. When the group swings for the bleachers, Beyoncé oversells the song, rivaling Christina Aguilera in the diva sweepstakes. There are moments where the group makes it work, but this is a truly uneven record, bouncing between appealing mid-tempo soul numbers and hard-sell feminist anthems, where the ambition of Beyoncé and her cohorts is too naked. You can hear them work on “Nasty Girl,” as they appropriate the theme from Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It,” then inexplicably borrowing “Tarzan Boy” for the chorus. You can hear them trying to take Andy Gibb’s “Emotion” slow, attempting to give it emotional resonance, yet such heartfelt overtures are toppled by the arrogant “Gospel Medley,” where their secular pyrotechnics sound mannered, not inspired. Each of these are intended to give Destiny’s Child a different level of depth — a pan-cultural, knowing appropriation of pop’s past, balanced by a chart-savvy cover of a pop classic, plus a showy display of prowess. Each of these steps are calculated, as is the album itself. It’s a record that tries to be a bold statement of purpose, but winds up feeling forced and artificial.


01. Independent Women Part I
02. Survivor
03. Bootylicious
04. Nasty Girl
05. Fancy
06. Apple Pie A La Mode
07. Sexy Daddy
08. Independent Women Part II
09. Happy Face
10. Emotion (With Strings)
11. Dangerously In Love
12. Brown Eyes
13. The Story Of Beauty
14. Gospel Medley
15. Outro (DC-3) Thank You
16. Emotion (The Neptunes Remix)



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