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  • Summary: Alicia Keys' third album includes guest vocalists Marsha Ambrosius, John Mayer, and Linda Perry.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. This is a record that will happen to you, and when it clicks, the realisation that As I Am is a genuine classic is overwhelming.
  2. As I Am radiates not just confidence but also experience. On the whole it’s her strongest effort yet.
  3. Keys isn't quite a superwoman come to save R&B from itself, but the timeless quality of As I Am is right on time.
  4. Alicia Keys’ third studio album is an exercise in tightening the screws.
  5. Despite substantial input from Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, the rapper boyfriend Keys says she made wait a year to get down, the prevailing mood is reflectively soulful and the prevailing tempo mid.
  6. As I Am sees the piano songstress breaking free of her saccharine chains and delivering a streetwise, smoky set of real soul.
  7. Without any clever arrangements or production gimmicks to rely on, Keys tries to compensate for the obvious shortcomings by oversinging each syllable in a way that would make Patti LaBelle cringe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. KB
    Nov 17, 2007
    10
    A great CD, with a range of songs from upbeat to slow, neo-soul to pop, and smooth to raspy.
  2. GabiP.
    Feb 11, 2008
    10
    "Bringin' r&b back from the hips to the heart" (and head) :)
  3. JanB
    May 4, 2008
    10
    An extremely nice album, in good way old-stylish. Listening to it gives me much pleasure.
  4. JuanMiguelG.
    Dec 14, 2007
    9
    Very emotional! What the doctor would prescribe you if you're in love!
  5. Aug 10, 2011
    9
    o album e muito bom. possui um estilo mais POP do que seus antecessores, tem batidas mais fortes, e musicas mais comerciais, porem, sem perdero album e muito bom. possui um estilo mais POP do que seus antecessores, tem batidas mais fortes, e musicas mais comerciais, porem, sem perder a qualidade. Expand
  6. Daniela
    Jan 14, 2008
    9
    Great Album!Buy it!
  7. LeonC.
    Nov 17, 2007
    3
    kerry brothers rapping is another letdown to this unoriginal irrelevant album.

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