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Deborah Cox – The Promise

2009-02-24 14:27
The Promise
Her second album, One Wish housed these two notable tracks and remains her most successful album to date, going platinum. She released two more albums following this initial success, both of which failed to chart or have much impact. Unfortunately, Cox remains painfully dreary and unvarying with her fifth album, The Promise.

The 35-year-old mother of three has a strong voice, but lacks spunk. While she tries on a little sexy with the Tony Braxton-esque "All Over Me", and a little Brandy with "Down 4 U", it's not enough to save this album. Ballads like "The Promise" and "Did you Ever Love Me" are just too intense for daily consumption and will only be favoured among those supremely romantic beings out there.

Still, radio friendly singles like "Love is Not Made in Words", "Beautiful U Are" and "Saying Goodbye" should guarantee some airplay. But unless one or two of these tracks get a funky dance remix, The Promise is not going to do much damage on the charts or in terms of album sales.

Deborah Cox made a name for herself in the mid nineties when two of her ballads were remixed into dance tracks. She's probably still most known for "Things just ain’t the Same" and "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here", which filled up the floor with drunk women screaming "no, no, no!"

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