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  • Summary: The latest album for the R&B singer features guest performers Drake, T.I., and Trey Songz as well as a song from the film "Precious."
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  1. "I Can See in Color" is the culmination of an album on which Ms. Blige straps herself into the contemporary R&B machine, then grapples her way out.
  2. Throughout Stronger With Each Tear, Blige solidly reinforces why she endures as a fan favorite.
  3. Although Stronger with Each Tear may not be one of her greatest works, it ensures that Blige remains as relevant as any of her more recent contemporaries.
  4. Stronger with Each Tear might not have the raw emotionalism of some of her earlier work but it's clearly a polished performance from a woman who's 100% comfortable in her own skin, healed wounds and all.
  5. Stronger with Each Tear is a very good Blige album, if not quite a classic.
  6. Blige's experiment works in the context of her album.
  7. Blige's frequent problems with pitch control [on "I Can See in Color"] mar what should have been the album's finest moment. Instead, the song is just indicative of the larger problem with Stronger: None of the elements that actually work ever manage to do so at the same time.

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  1. Jul 19, 2013
    9
    well produced an album that manages to capture. a fresh sound and an interpretation that I find very good. She knows how to sing.I prefer the standard version definitely Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2013
    9
    Stronger with Each Tear cd sound of healing after all bandages from past pains. MJB warm lyrics stood out the most with the single I am. Shows a more confident side of the new Mary unlike the earlier less brave. I Can See In color is the reason why fans adore the queen for not just being in pitch perfect. Overall A Expand