Elixer - Bria Valente
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  • Summary: The debut album from the new singer was packaged together with two albums by her producer, Prince.
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  1. Elixer is at least a more pleasant listen; ignore the Prince mystique and it's a collection of reasonably well-turned pop ballads.
  2. This attempt at old-fashioned star-making might have worked if Bria Valente had a smidgeon of star charisma but she's merely a pleasantly breathy crooner, slipping easily into Prince's shimmering quiet storm production.
  3. A palatable but undistinguished batch of slow- to medium-tempo R&B fare.
  4. It's about average for albums from Prince proteges.
  5. Her 10 strenuously generic tracks are pure R&B Ambien, and the lady is no Sheila E.
  6. The third disc, Bria Valente's Elixer, is a tepid afterthought.
  7. Elixer runs the gamut of bland-but-classy R&B, from antiseptic slow jams to rote dance-pop, slick as you'd expect and completely failing to suggest what bunched Prince's panties when he initially discovered Valente.

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