Ms. Kelly

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  • Summary: Kelly Rowland continues with her second solo album since Destiny's Child ended.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
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  1. Rowland - assisted by producers like Scott Storch (Christina Aguilera) and Polow Da Don (Pussycat Dolls) - brings the noise and the funk to her vibrant follow-up. [06 Jul 2007, p.136]
  2. Ms. Kelly, though, has some points to prove, foremost among them that this songbird can rock.
  3. Though still short of career-defining, "Ms. Kelly" finds its author opening up more while welcoming the possibility that destiny may just find another star.
  4. The ballads that apparently deal with Rowland's ex-fiance, Roy Williams, are the broken heart of the album: They also eschew subtlety (lyrically, at least), yet the results show Rowland has artistic depths that keeping up with the Knowleses doesn't inspire.
  5. The material tends to be kind of insidious, rather than hitting you immediately or going through one ear and out the other, and it's significantly more R&B-oriented.
  6. This time around, both the production and lyrics are stronger.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. KR
    Jul 29, 2007
    10
    Ms. Kelly has definitely come into her own! The sound is disticntly hers, and I actually think Beyonce should listen to this album and take Ms. Kelly has definitely come into her own! The sound is disticntly hers, and I actually think Beyonce should listen to this album and take some notes (note #1..."I don't need to yell on every song to get my point across!) Kelly shows us her versatility, and that she can croon about love lost while still having fun (Work!)...Get it Ms.Kelly!!! Expand
  2. kimc.
    Jul 10, 2007
    10
    Kelly is the best! I hope she continues to come hard and let them know, she got skills. If she keeps playing her cards right look out Kelly is the best! I hope she continues to come hard and let them know, she got skills. If she keeps playing her cards right look out Beyonce, she is coming!!!!!!! Expand
  3. terryl.
    Jul 4, 2007
    10
    Kelly has stepped out of the Beyonce shadow and into her own defining sound and style. Her voice is strong and beautiful, and her CD is Kelly has stepped out of the Beyonce shadow and into her own defining sound and style. Her voice is strong and beautiful, and her CD is really good. I love it already after just one day of lessoning. Expand
  4. tonye.
    Jul 13, 2007
    10
    i love it
  5. MIkeD.
    Jul 17, 2007
    9
    Great, dool an drefreshing vocals
  6. LorindaL
    Jul 18, 2007
    9
    This is a solid performance from Ms. Kelly. I was impressed to see that there were several hott tracks on this album. Unlike some of the This is a solid performance from Ms. Kelly. I was impressed to see that there were several hott tracks on this album. Unlike some of the other reviews I have seen online I think that In love with my Ex is actually the weakest track on this album. I'm much more impressed with "Work" "Flashback" and Comeback" these are super hot tracks that show Kelly's musical diversity and talent independent Destiny's child! Expand
  7. johnh.
    Jul 9, 2007
    0
    absolute tripe

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