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  • Summary: The fourth album for the R&B singer is her first album of new songs since 2004's "Concrete Rose."
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  1. Nelly and Akon do a reasonable job of making 'Body On Me' sound almost like a single, but it's not enough to change the fact that what could well be the best album of Ashanti's career is almost certain to be her most overlooked.
  2. On the synthy, Darkchild-produced 'So Over You,' Ashanti croons about getting past a former relationship, while the Jermaine Dupri-mixed 'Good Good,' featuring elements of Michael Jackson's 'The Girl Is Mine,' finds her confidently belting about her abilities to please in bed.
  3. Bottom line, this is neither a great nor a poor Ashanti album. It's decent, just like the rest of them.
  4. Sleek but insubstantial fourth outing from R&B songstress.
  5. 50
    But even with all the emo-passion, nearly half of this album is lukewarm.
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    This is too timid for modern R&B, too bland to rival Blige, and won't halt the sharp decline since 2003's "Rock Wit U." [Sep 2008, p.110]
  7. Ashanti’s still got a decent voice, but she’s badly in need of a better songwriting and production team.

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