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Blue Skies is Diana DeGarmo's debut studio album which was released on December 7, 2004 by RCA Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Cardboard Castles 3:38
  2. Blue Skies 4:03
  3. Emotional 3:06
  4. Then I Woke Up 3:50
  5. All I Never Wanted 4:25
  6. Go On And Cry 4:26
  7. The Difference In Me 4:02
  8. Till You Want Me 3:31
  9. Dreams 3:50
  10. Boy Like You 2:58
  11. Dream, Dream, Dream 3:20
  12. Don't Cry Out Loud 3:45

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Blue Skies" peaked at #52 on the Billboard 200, selling 47,000 copies during its first week.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Allmusic gave the album a two-star rating, writing: " But the biggest problem is that DeGarmo simply is too young and not ready to carry a record on her own. Her "let's put on a show" enthusiasm is grating on record -- in large part because it's hard to believe that anybody could work up enthusiasm for this generic material -- but the fatal flaw is her singing. There are times that her voice sounds good and strong, but too often she goes off-key and can't hit the notes in her lower register. Unfortunately, there isn't a song where there isn't a moment where her voice falters, and while her fans may root for her, it's enough to make any non AmIdol fan wonder why she got this far. And that's too bad -- as the show and the best moments here prove, she's a likeable singer and has the raw talent to one day make a good record, but Blue Skies isn' t it. If she had a few more years of experience under her belt, she could have had developed the chops to deliver undistinguished material distinctively, but she's too young to do that now, as this sadly proves. With any luck, she'll weather this debut and be given another chance to record several years down the line."

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