Epiphany

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: May 5, 2009
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. As pianos flutter and faint bass lines pulse in these sultry mid-tempo gentlemen's ballads--written and co-produced by Ne-Yo, who also guests on 'What You Do'--she makes those kiss-offs go down easy.
  2. The entire album is executive produced by Ne-Yo, which gives Epiphany both a more modern R&B edge as well as a more unified sound than Michele's 2007 debut--which could be good or bad, depending on how you look at it.
  3. While it makes a virtue of Michele's strong-female fortitude, Epiphany rarely balances that heat with hooks.
  4. Epiphany is an unusually labored album, two artists missing each other at the pass.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AlenaB
    May 12, 2009
    7
    As much as I love Chrisette Michelle, I just could not get a feel for her as a artist in this CD. With the album being produced by Ne-Yo, the As much as I love Chrisette Michelle, I just could not get a feel for her as a artist in this CD. With the album being produced by Ne-Yo, the modern R/B feel just does not fit Chrisette's soulful voice. Her first album stood out more because it was more neo-soul than the urban r/b and pop feel. It made her stand out. I believe that she should go back to the basics and make another album like the first one. I do love the song epiphany though!! Full Review »
  2. MissT
    May 11, 2009
    10
    Awesome album! It's rare that I love every song on an album, but this is one of those albums. CM has a sensuous, melifluous, moving Awesome album! It's rare that I love every song on an album, but this is one of those albums. CM has a sensuous, melifluous, moving voice. All the melodies are gorgeous. "Fragile" is my #1 song - it's bangin'. I also love "Blame It On Me" and "Porcelain Doll." And all the others as well. I highly recommend this CD. Full Review »