Brandy - Human

2009-01-26 08:32
 
Human
 
Brandy entered the urban scene back in 1994 at the tender age of 15, a time when young female R&B artists were starting to dominate the pop charts. While the music scene is now dominated with a younger breed of pop stars - and plenty of synthesizers and genre-crossing - Brandy still manages to keep it real and give the newbies a run for their pocket change.

She's managed to hold on to her distinct sound while remaining relevant. The first single "Right Here" is gaining popularity on radio and TV. And "The Definition", "Piano Man" and the ballad "Long Distance" are all destined to chart. Pick of the pack is probably the title track, "Human" which is all about her past personal troubles and will no doubt be favourited in karaoke bars and probably even the Idols stage.

Human is an easy, gentle listen with few surprises and not much experimentation. It's a comfortable album that sees Brandy mature from a teenager to a 30-year-old mom. It's also the kind of album that sneaks up on you. While it won't garner all the hoo-ha and excitement commonly associated with "comeback" albums, it will have staying power.
Intros, interludes and an a cappella track give the album a 90s flavour, but Brandy pulls it off with a mature spin on her original urban R&B sound.

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Mongezi 2009/01/27 11:34 AM
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Well brandy's disc is the best r & B album of 2008 and my favourate tracks are: Warm it up, fall, true, Camofuflage,human & shattered heart. This album its a must have.
trilla 2009/01/31 10:35 AM
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great review.
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