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  • Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for the multiple Grammy-winning R&B singer features two songs written with Babyface and a guest appearance by Colbie Caillat.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. Mar 26, 2018
    80
    If Braxton, 50, collaborates more broadly on Sex & Cigarettes, she's still zeroed in on the rich emotional territory she explored on "Love, Marriage & Divorce."
  2. Mar 26, 2018
    80
    There is some slightly rote production: the Viva La Vida ripoff of Coping and the already passé tropical house of Missin’. But there’s still a masterly emotional range.
  3. Mar 26, 2018
    70
    While not a classic, Sex & Cigarettes is a solid effort from R&B's true queen of heartbreak.
  4. Mar 26, 2018
    70
    Her every-few-years release schedule was maintained with this short album, in which she responds to a habitually philandering lover with her distinctive mix of fire and finesse. This has more of the former element than any previous Braxton release.
  5. Mar 29, 2018
    68
    There is palpable anger in her voice on Sex & Cigarettes, but beneath it is a deep sea of tranquility, and it’s the latter tone that defines her performances on this album.
  6. Mar 28, 2018
    50
    Braxton’s tunes here rarely warrant her gusto, and the coupling of virtuoso performances with rather mediocre material squares with Sex & Cigarettes’s larger theme of the dissatisfaction that results from pouring one’s heart into an undeserving relationship. It’s a depressing album, but not quite in the way that’s intended.
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  1. Mar 28, 2018
    10
    Um trabalho maduro que traz a diva toni braxton com sua voz profunda, sexy e marcante. Fica provado que o tempo só ajudou em seu trabalho
  2. Nov 22, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is totally a R&B album that is a Masterpiece that deserves way more recognition. This is a great example of how a real heartbreak can sound from women's perspective, that Toni's voice make it sound sexy, deep and smooth. Personally i think this album deserves a higher qualification and in a future, i would love to see this album winning categories like ''Best R&B Album. Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2018
    7
    Glossy tracks, shame there are only 8 tracks when Toni confirmed she had recorded 15. It isn't as instant as her previous albums and couldGlossy tracks, shame there are only 8 tracks when Toni confirmed she had recorded 15. It isn't as instant as her previous albums and could have done with a "bop" but some gorgeous tracks still. Particularly 'Long as i live' Expand