As I Am - Alicia Keys
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  • Summary: Alicia Keys' third album includes guest vocalists Marsha Ambrosius, John Mayer, and Linda Perry.
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  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. The strong stories that Keys spins are complemented by deft musical arrangements that integrate more rock and pop into her enriched old-school vibe.
  3. 80
    On her melodically powerful third studio album, she matures into the matriarch of her genre. [Dec 2007, p.120]
  4. Keys's tunes sing as strongly as she does. Alas, she still relies too often on sloganeering.
  5. As I Am sees the piano songstress breaking free of her saccharine chains and delivering a streetwise, smoky set of real soul.
  6. 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.
  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. DMB
    Dec 15, 2011
    10
    If you want to by ONE Alicia Keys album. Make sure it is this one! Perfect, cannot be faulted!
  2. 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 perder a qualidade. Expand

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