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. A palatable but undistinguished batch of slow- to medium-tempo R&B fare.
  2. Elixer is at least a more pleasant listen; ignore the Prince mystique and it's a collection of reasonably well-turned pop ballads.
  3. 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.
  4. The problem is that not enough of Elixer sounds strong or fresh.
  5. Her 10 strenuously generic tracks are pure R&B Ambien, and the lady is no Sheila E.
  6. Valente has a pleasant, if thin, voice--she doesn’t have the chops to elevate this material into anything memorable.
  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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