No More Drama - Mary J. Blige
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  • Summary: The sixth album from Mary J. Blige features guest appearances from Lenny Kravitz, Eve, and Missy Elliott and production work from The Neptunes and Dr. Dre.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Pulling it all together is her beautifully rough voice, which has grown more precise without losing any of its raw, bluesy power.
  2. 100
    Injecting the album with plenty of soul, gospel and throwbacks to that old-school Motown sound, producers like the Neptunes, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and guests like Eve help round out what's possibly the best R&B album this year.
  3. The multiproducer arrangements are expansive yet warm, and Blige's pushy rasp has never sounded better.
  4. This is Blige's most rhythmic album ever, and even the ballads that can drag r&b down here bristle with bumping beats.
  5. In the past, that voice has conveyed untold worlds of pain and anguish, but on Blige's fifth studio album, No More Drama, it's put to good use mining the foreign terrain of happiness, contentment, and other emotions seemingly antithetical to the soul singer's tragedy-filled milieu.
  6. More than ever, Blige's harmonious state just isn't an interesting place to be: Songs like "Beautiful Day" and "Flying Away" express exuberance of the rainbows-and-flowers variety. Miserable, Blige can be penetrating and profound; happy, she comes off generic and bland.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 10, 2013
    9
    This Album got better once it was release. No More Drama was a world needed word that enough was just that with tears falling and relationship fading No More Drama was Mary at her best after escaping the madness Never Been Touched Family Affair Rainy Days. This cd reminds fans of a once Young And Restless in heart that we all share Expand

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