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  • Summary: The neo-soul singer returns two years after the success of 'Songs In A Minor' with this sophomore disc.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 90
    Brimming with updated old-school joints, original balladry, and classic-sounding R&B, Diary finds Keys more relaxed, confident, and committed to the tunes of the '70s than ever before. [Feb 2004, p.127]
  2. With one album, Alicia Keys jumps up from the most overrated R&B artist since Michael Jackson to the best young talent R&B has seen in a very long time.
  3. The project is clearly laboring to be relevant to the current marketplace and thus suffers from a serious lack of cohesion.
  4. 70
    An hour of heartful, artful singing enhanced by dense, yet fuss-free arrangements. [Jan 2004, p.106]
  5. There's "Karma" and "I Don't Know Your Name." You and your iPod know what to do.
  6. The note that truly dooms Diary is thematic, not musical. The disc collapses under the weight of one song about heartbreak after another.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. Aug 10, 2011
    10
    é o que se pode chamar de obra perfeita. as músicas tem letras muito bem escritas, o vocal é bem destacado , os arranjos são muito bons. Enfim, é um diamante. Expand

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