Pulse - Toni Braxton
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  • Summary: This is the first album on Atlantic Records for the R&B singer and features Trey Songz on the first single "Yesterday."
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  1. Clearly, this set is designed to show, and does indeed prove, that the singer has a pulse.
  2. A couple ballads are sonically lukewarm and lyrically platitudinal, but even so, this is easily the singer’s best work since The Heat.
  3. When Braxton isn't sulking about heartbreak, she's enjoying being a woman.
  4. The singer has no trouble making herself at home in these cuts, but the flimsy material can't quite conceal her hit-hungry desperation. Braxton fares better in the album's slower, more sensual songs.
  5. Braxton's sixth album Pulse--some five years in the making--is certainly a release shrouded with anticipation, but instead of sticking to her strength in ballads it feels more a trend-chasing American Idol semi-finalist's debut offering.
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