• Record Label: eOne
  • Release Date: Jul 31, 2020
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 20, 2020
    90
    She and her fellow writers and producers have put together the type of album that drowns out the world and keeps giving with each play.
  2. 80
    B7 isn’t exclusively a trip down memory lane, but it does cruise past a few old haunts. Brandy’s trademark raspy vocals and sublime harmonies on Rather Be and Lucid Dreams are nostalgia-inducing for anyone who grew up listening to her acrobatic riffs and runs.
  3. Aug 3, 2020
    80
    A record worth savouring, it sits alongside NewGen R&B talent – step forward ChloexHalle, we see you Kiana Lede – while retaining that classic touch.
  4. Aug 3, 2020
    70
    B7 is meticulous in its references to pop and R&B history, of which Brandy's own career is such an important facet.
  5. Aug 5, 2020
    68
    Though Brandy’s voice remains a beautiful, resonant instrument, her songwriting here is so often functional and humdrum, and her performances rarely sparkle with personality or feeling. It’s obvious she has many stories to tell; what’s less clear is what compels her to tell them, what makes her want to sing.
  6. Although ‘B7’ could probably benefit from an injection of tempo from time to time, as well as a little trimming – the granular ‘High Heels’, where Brandy raps under her Bran’Nu alias, disrupts the album’s more refined moments – it mostly thrives, thanks to her unwavering resilience, the unique texture of her vocals and the stellar production courtesy of DJ Camper, Lonnie Smalls II and the late LaShawn Daniels.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  1. KRL
    Aug 6, 2020
    10
    This is a really interesting album from the poetic and deeply personal lyrics to the unique melodies. Brandy’s insanely good vocals bringThis is a really interesting album from the poetic and deeply personal lyrics to the unique melodies. Brandy’s insanely good vocals bring everything to life. This album requires multiple plays as it’s not catchy pop junk. Great album!!! Full Review »
  2. ckm
    Aug 5, 2020
    10
    A masterpiece. The 8 year wait was worth it - an album that subtly shows Brandy's prowess as the vocal bible, and with DJ Camper's productionA masterpiece. The 8 year wait was worth it - an album that subtly shows Brandy's prowess as the vocal bible, and with DJ Camper's production softly melding in to her honey-like vocals, it will give you shivers! Full Review »
  3. Aug 3, 2020
    10
    The R&B singer is such an icon that when you google the phrase “the vocal bible” her picture comes up, all thanks to the supremacy and rangeThe R&B singer is such an icon that when you google the phrase “the vocal bible” her picture comes up, all thanks to the supremacy and range of her voice. Such a wonderful listen. Full Review »