The First Lady - Faith Evans
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  • Summary: The singer's first album in four years features contributions from the Neptunes, Jermaine Dupri and Mario Winans.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. The First Lady is terrifically balanced in its distribution of club tracks, midtempo grooves, and slow jams.
  2. By turns playful, sexy, soulful, funky and passionate, Evans showcases the full range of her talents on her most consistent effort yet.
  3. 80
    She's right back on track with this terrific debut for Capitol. [Jun 2005, p.110]
  4. By the time you've absorbed her past, her new label, her cover, her album title, and then the mostly fresh music behind it all, you should be largely won over by Faith Evans's genuine talent.
  5. 70
    Intermittently great. [May 2005, p.117]
  6. 70
    There's no doubt that Evans can still finesse the notes. But instead of continually pushing her sound into the future, she often backtracks, covering much of the same ground as her previous offerings. [Jun 2005, p.156]
  7. There's little in the way of fire or grit here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4