Stronger With Each Tear

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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. Throughout Stronger With Each Tear, Blige solidly reinforces why she endures as a fan favorite.
  2. The queen of hip-hop soul splits her loyalty between three masters with the agility of a gymnast, but she manages to hold a mood with seamless transitions between each.
  3. "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.
  4. Stronger With Each Tear, her ninth studio release, continues a string of releases that play like self-empowerment pep talks garnished by pop assembly-line producers.
  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 thewell 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. ShowsStronger 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