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  • Summary: The former backup singer for Missy Elliott and Timbaland comes into her own on this, her debut album, which was produced and co-written by her two benefactors. Tweet's presence and talent are evidenced by the surprising abundance of guitar/soul tracks here, instead of a reliance on electronic/dance numbers typical of a Missy-Timbaland production. Expand
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  1. Hummingbird does not disappoint fans who like their R&B buzzing with a side of multitempo hip-hop.
  2. It all blends together a little bit too much to be distinctive and, as such, it has a faint feel of product, a slow seduction record for the Timbaland-worshipping hipster set.
  3. 80
    The lyrics [are] darker than your average soul/R&B debut. [#7, p.114]
  4. It goes down better if you concentrate more on her charming voice and the tracks, rather what she is actually saying.
  5. Tweet has the kind of voice that doesn't overpower her music but lets it breathe.
  6. 70
    Provides a refreshing change of pace from the current formulaic R&B chanteuses.
  7. The production rarely approaches the wit or inventiveness that Elliott and Timbaland have established as their trademarks.

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  1. VictorB.
    Aug 11, 2002
    10
    listen u just got 2 feel and understand her...the album is hot . and it's people like us that can make of break them... tweet u got my vote plus 100000. more Expand
  2. StacyM.
    Jul 25, 2002
    10
    You keep doing your thang girl cause you doin good so keep up the good work Ilove your songs there excellent
  3. MarciD
    Dec 23, 2002
    10
    Tweet is the most singnificant artist to emerge since Prince. This is one of the best albums of 2002. This type of lyrical honest and skill is unfortunately rare in today's R&B music. The vocal harmonies are brillant ala the Emotions at times. Tweet is a great vocalist with subtle runs and acrobatics that even I missed initially. Tweet says she is going deeper on her next set. I'll be one of the first in line on the day of release because only Tweet can replace Tweet in my CD player! Expand
  4. AliciaH
    May 30, 2003
    10
    I rate this a 10 because I like the beats and the vocal is tight and all the songs I can relate to. The c.d. is FIRE!!!!. Peace , Lil Mama from the STL Expand
  5. Real"E"
    Aug 5, 2005
    10
    This cd is so hot!! If you are not a true fan of R&B soul you are not going to appreciate how talented and unique Tweet really is. She has some of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Tweets tunes take you on a smooth ride to paradise. Expand
  6. DerrickB
    Nov 24, 2004
    10
    Tweet's debut album "Southern Hummingbird" is, simply put, amazing! Amazing vocals, lyrics and production (which Tweet is involved in all aspects). For a debut, it's breathtaking, and if this album is anything like her upcoming 2nd album "It's Me Again" (release in Jan 2005), I will be impressed again! The only bad thing is that the album art isn't great lol (only 2 pictures of Tweet...on the cover and back) Expand
  7. Aug 1, 2013
    10
    "Southern Hummingbird" from singer/songwriter Tweet, is a flawless album. The lyrical content is so well done and the depth of this album is unbelievable. The producers take you on a musical journey from "My Place" which is my favorite song, all the way to "Drunk" which is what I like to call soulfully chopped & screwed. "Southern Hummingbird" is far from anything you've ever heard before or heard since. I give it a RARE 10/10, well done Tweet. Expand