Afrodisiac - Brandy
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  • Summary: A ten-year music-industry veteran at age 25, Brandy returns with 15 new tracks, ditching long-time collaborator Rodney Jerkins in favor of producers Timbaland, Organized Noize and Kanye West.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Brandy's meatiest album to date. [9 Jul 2004, p.85]
  2. Afrodisiac is Brandy's fourth consecutive durable showing, fluffed out with a few innocuous — if still very listenable — filler moments, but it is stocked with a number of spectacular -- and emotionally resonant -- singles that wind up making for her most accomplished set yet.
  3. A superbly impertinent set. [10 Jul 2004, p.48]
  4. Afrodisiac teases more than tantalizes.
  5. Brandy has always tended toward blandness and is either unequipped or too restrained to unleash the soulful vocal flights that give R&B its distinctive stamp. [11 Jul 2004]
  6. "Afrodisiac" is Brandy’s most personally revealing album to date and her least lyrically fluffy, but its intimacy is hamstrung by the MTV-flavoured, formulaic gloop with which most contemporary, American R&B now seems to be contaminated.
  7. Paint-by-number grooves, coupled with nonexistent hooks and forgettable melodies, do not result in an album that requires repeated plays; that is unfortunate, since a few Timbaland-produced tracks demand just that.

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  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    10
    Brandy's best album! My favoprite ont he albun is "Who I Am"...Ever song is something everyone can relate to and is most likely going to be talked about for a long time!!! Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2013
    10
    This is an amazing album! Brandy blew it out of the water! I love the way she used her voice to flow with the beats. Her vocals are out of this world. The album so very creative! It's a must have! Expand

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