Human - Brandy
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  • Summary: The fifth album for the R&B singer is her first with the Epic label.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Human is a thoughtful, intimate work on which Norwood sings movingly about fragility and fear.
  2. The former "Moesha" star has never made a bad album, and she's not starting now with the appropriately rich and varied Human.
  3. The huskiness that defined Brandy's prior work has been replaced by wispier and higher tones. The result is pleasant but far less ambitious than her last CD, 2004's "Afrodisiac."
  4. Mr. Jerkins has returned as the main producer, and the sentiments of the songs, whether self-affirming or heartbroken, are back to generic ones.
  5. In succeeding for much of Human, Brandy makes a committed and surprisingly emotive return.
  6. What prevents Human from being a sort of Afro Pt. 2, then, is a minor onslaught of adult-contemporary schmaltz, something Afrodisiac's producers wisely eschewed.
  7. On 'Human' you can hear Brandy striving (understandably) to express herself, yet the result rarely rises above diary-entry tedium.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 30, 2013
    10
    I love this album. Again just see Brandy doing something different with her sound. She does that with every album. I love the message of the songs. Her vocals are amazing! Great job Brandy! Expand

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