Authenticity - The Foreign Exchange
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  • Summary: The third full-length album for the duo of Phonte and Niolay features Darien Brockington, Jesse Boykins III, Median, Chantae Cann, and YahZarah as guests artists.
  • Record Label: The Foreign Exchange Music
  • Genre(s): R&B, Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B
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  1. Dec 15, 2010
    90
    What I realized listening to this studio masterpiece is that Phonte, Dwele, and Aloe Blacc are all former MC's with new grown and sexy albums out this year worth purchasing.
  2. Dec 15, 2010
    83
    It's a work of hushed intimacy and unabashed romanticism that uses synthesizers to create incongruously organic, natural-sounding grown-folks R&B.
  3. Dec 15, 2010
    80
    Authenticity is a concise, cohesive effort that finds The Foreign Exchange again successfully pushing the boundaries of R&B, soul, electronic music, and hip-hop.
  4. Dec 15, 2010
    80
    More moody, modern R&B that sounds like nothing else and reveals remarkable depth (there's even a little well-placed twang and some violin), Authenticity is neither an everyday nor an every-day album, unless playing it is necessary for the sake of convalescence.
  5. Dec 15, 2010
    76
    The music on Authenticity may initially sound remedial and elemental, even saccharine, but further listens reveal new intricacies.
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  1. Nov 22, 2010
    8
    Creative album, that sounds strangely, like a mix between modern R&B and Level 42 from the 80s. This was my first listen to this band and itCreative album, that sounds strangely, like a mix between modern R&B and Level 42 from the 80s. This was my first listen to this band and it did not disappoint. Most of the songs are immediate and well produced. May not be in the top 10 for the year, but very close. Expand