[Music Review] Brandy’s Two Eleven

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Release date: October 16, 2012

Label: RCA

[Sigh!] Where do I begin and end with this album review, hold on tight to your seats. This captain is pissed.

I’ve been looking forward to Brandy’s album return. There are not enough adjectives in the Oxford dictionary to describe the atrocity and all kinds of fail that is this album. Folks, I’m not soft with my reviews, sorry to grate your nerves. I believe in   writing a review free of bias, and unadulterated in opinion. When I asked Kai for hers she did not hesitate to state, “It is not worth bootlegging. It is the kind of album one doesn’t care if it leaks before release date, because it is just yeah…..”[loss of words]. She even called Jesus, then summoned Him back immediately to His seat in glory, for His help could not restore her faith in this album.  Woah! Continue reading “[Music Review] Brandy’s Two Eleven”

[Music Review] Melanie Fiona’s ‘The MF Life’

My sincerest apologies for the two day absence but I needed time to collect my thoughts.

Melanie Fiona has a new album out. Well, to be more precise, the album has been released since mid-March. ‘The MF Life‘ is the singer’s sophomore effort highlighting a turning point in her life. The music comes harder this time around. The words are real and unapologetic. It’s Melanie Fiona like you’ve never heard her before, and after listening to the new album you’ll completely understand what I’m talking about.  Continue reading “[Music Review] Melanie Fiona’s ‘The MF Life’”

[Music Review] Monica’s “New Life”

Monica‘s previous album ‘Still Standing‘ left me with such a rush that I had big expectations for the next. I’ve always been a fan of this talented lady and my loyalty only strengthened upon hearing that the singer will never abandon her r&b roots in the name of conformity.

New Life‘ is Monica’s seventh studio album and boy have I heard plenty of mixed reviews about this one. Well, I’m not one to base my opinion on what others say so I believe a fair track-by-track review is necessary to put the critics to rest, or maybe learn if they have a point on this one. Join me as I evaluate Monica’s ‘New Life’ and see what this journey unravels: Continue reading “[Music Review] Monica’s “New Life””

[Review] Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am”

Here I Am

Kelly Rowland has returned with her highly anticipated third album “Here I Am”. The singer steamed up the summer with her hot single “Motivation”, showcasing her growth as a woman and as an artist. She’s definitely come a long way from her previous releases which she described as “a struggle to find her sound”. Kelly explored all areas necessary in finalizing her latest album, getting inspiration from both her europop and r&b influences. This is evidently a first for the singer as she had never taken such a risk before, sticking to her urban roots for “Simply Deep” and “Ms. Kelly”. What makes this talented artist stand out to fans is her sultry and sensual persona that has proven to be quite appealing. The new album is an interpretation of Kelly’s journey to discover her true identity; in the end, she’s hoping we can understand just who she is and be able to accept her. Continue reading “[Review] Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am””