Schizophrenic

 
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CD seems to have multiple musical personalities.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

JC is so into himself (and his lover of the moment) that he has no time to worry about this stuff.

Violence

No violence.

Sex

Very sexually suggestive, occasionally explicit.

Language

No offensive language.

Consumerism

"Everything You Want" is a commentary on materialism, from one who's been there.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A couple of very mild references to drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that fans will discover that boy band graduates (or at least this one) think about sex -- a lot! This album will be fine for some teens, perhaps a little much for others. Take a look at the lyrics on a site like lyrics.com and decide if this is okay for your teen.

What's the story?

SCHIZOPHRENIC may not be very exciting or innovative, but it reveals the more mature, evolving side of a beloved boy-band member's personality, and it's a lot of fun for older teens.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The first track, "Some Girls (Dance With Women)," is a terrific dance song with a homoerotic twist: The girls are all dancing together and this guy wants to join the fun. It's sexy with a refreshing shot of longing. The rest of the CD is sexy too, with a couple of pretty explicit moments here and there. This may come as a surprise to underage NSYNC fans who expect a sappier brand of romantic pop from the boy band veteran.

Justin Timberlake was the "cute one" in NSYNC, but JC Chavez makes an effort to maintain his "hot one" persona on this album with some very sexy lyrics. He also puts on a lively and very danceable show with energetic rhythm tracks and a "let's not take ourselves too seriously" sense of fun. The strongest tracks are the most danceable, featuring dynamic musicianship and enthusiastic vocal performances.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how this more mature album compares with the band's earlier albums. How do you like this "grown-up" version?

Music details

Artist:JC Chasez
Release date:February 24, 2004
Label:Jive Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written bygeekoftheband April 9, 2008
 

I danced!

This CD shows JC branching out a little. It has some good dance tracks. Many songs are very sexual though and might not be appropriate for kids under 12. The lyrics aren't bad. Some messages are geared toward older kids. I liked most of the songs on this CD.
Teen, 14 years old Written byErin_aimeee March 9, 2014
 
I was listening to Jc Chasez's pandora station and was surprised to hear some of his songs. The 100 ways song was really inappropriate and very sexual. I was kinda surprised. This song basically describes 100 ways to make love to his girl. Not very good. I love JC to death but not this album. I was diappointed
What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 16 years old Written byRosebud95 August 4, 2011
 

Iffy, but mostly OK album

CSM was right about it having multi-music personalites. I guess it makes since of why it does since it's called, "Schizophrenic". (So maybe CSM was making that a joke...or he was..) And some (or most) of the songs are sexual, while others are not. Some Girls (Dance With Women) 3/5 This isn't as steamy and its just OK She Got Me 4/5 This is steamy either, and it's really good 100 Ways 4/5 I'll give this 4 stars because of its cool guitar riffs, but the rest of it is ok (but the end goes back into the riffs :)) Mercy 4/5 This is a cool song Build My World 4/5 This is one of the songs where we really get to here JC's voice which is why I like it :) Something Special 4/5 This is a fun, sweet song but a tad steamy If You Were My Girl 4/5 This is a fun rock(ish) song, but it has some iffy parts...its really 'grr' because I really like it Shake It 4/5 Like 'If You Were My Girl', this song is fun adn catchy, but it's steamy. And it's not really the lyrics ("I wanna taste you so much.../") that's so bad, it's the way he's delivering it (moaning and heavy breathing....) All Day Long I Dream About Sex 2/5 This is sexual, AND repetitive... (Chorus: All day long I dream about sex/And all night long I think about sex/And all day long I dream about sex, with you..../) Yeah... One Night Stand 4/5 It's really good, but seriously - the title is really blatant. I don't really wanna tell you anything else because...well, maybe you should read the lyrics... Come to Me 3/5 This is okay... Dear Goodbye 4/5 This is like 'Build My World', because of his voice on it :) Everything You Want 3/5 It's fine, I like the Caribbean vibe to it Lose Myself 4/5 This is another nice song Right Here (By Your Side) This is sweet Blowin' Me Up (With HEr Love) 4/5 This is sort of erotic (with more moaning) but it's really fun :D Anyway, the songs where he really uses his powerful vocals are the ones that I like...even if they ARE the erotic ones. And "100 Ways" has a cool guitar opening...then it goes into him basically moaning the lyrics (like Britney), and in "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love) he just makes it sound sexual when he moans the lyrics, again...but he still sings on that track. Also, unlike Justin Timberlake, his songwriting abilities on OK; alas, they seem rather simple at times. Overall, I think that if he focused less on the "sexiness" and more on his voice, (and if Justin co-wrote some) this album would be very awesome. August 4, 2011 Off topic: CSM didn't really explain why they gave this 3 stars....and they didn't say what was so sexual about them...oh well....
What other families should know
Too much sex

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