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  • Summary: Ethiopia-born Kenna's sophomore album was produced by the Neptunes' Chad Hugo and features Pharrell Williams on some tracks.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
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  1. The striking thing about Make Sure They See My Face, then, is how reassuringly familiar it feels.
  2. The greatest thrill, however, is that Kenna's square-peg edges still never quite line up with the mainstream hole.
  3. Make Sure They See My Face, is a much more cohesive record, one that may have an easier time making it onto MTV and mainstream radio.
  4. Kenna has the indie roots to bridge the gap between pop and everything left of center. This effort has already created some stir between the two. My only concern is that the album's lack of balance may make for a one hitter quitter.
  5. Make Sure They See My Face is overdressed to impress when easing up may have been the best way to ease back into the public consciousness.
  6. Stylistically, it's all over the place, but he doesn't deserve to fall this time round. [June 2008, p.145]
  7. It's his overwrought vocal sensibility that really drags Make Sure They See My Face down into Starbucks country.

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