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 The huskiness that defined Brandy's prior work has been replaced by wispier and higher tones.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
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  1. MoOne
    Dec 18, 2008
    I have brought this CD and I have not stop playing this CD since I brought it. I love it!!! The songs are so meaningful. Brandy rocks!!
  2. Larry
    Dec 9, 2008
    I say this is some of Brandys best work yet! With every brandy album expect nothing less but song you can relate to while your happy or sad.
  3. MikeyC.
    Dec 10, 2008
    Very heartfelt album - probably Brandy's most introspective yet. While it's not as adventurous as Afrodisiac, it definitely makes up for it in depth of lyrics and Brandy's beautiful trademark harmonies. Standout tracks include Warm It Up, Long Distance, Right Here, Human & First And Love. The best R&B release of 2008! Expand
  4. JerryS
    Dec 22, 2008
    I love every song! They may be slow but you feel them...She has a great talent! It may be pop, but pop with lots of heart and soul.
  5. NeilM.
    Jan 1, 2009
    Ok- so I'm one of those listeners, who has, and an iPod, and actually cares about what is ON his iPod, and when I hear a CD, I expect to delete any number of songs that I know I won't listen to. I couldn't do that with this album! This album is amazing! Every track from Departed to 1st & Love, Long Distance to Something's Missing... just a fantastic album! And I'm picky. Expand
  6. Sep 30, 2013
    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
  7. MoniQ
    Dec 22, 2008
    Beginning to end is lovely, clever and the best cd she dropped in awhile. Appropriately titled, shows off her range, good beats.. she is so underrated and this album speaks volumes about her as an artist. Expand