|Track by Track Review
|We Need A Resolution|
Beginning with a great beat, hip hop voice over by Timbaland, the cut takes on a more modern R & B pop texture ala Destiny's Child that carries the track through. Timbaland returns late in the song for an awesome rap. The cut features some very interesting melodic textures at times.
Featuring Static, this starts with a very cool, jazzy free form sort of a rap, appropriately titled. The cut has a great retro sort of texture, scat-ish at times, merged with modern stylings
|Rock The Boat|
Sharing both a title and main melody hook with the Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. classic, this one is a modern vocal excursion with a great groove.
|More Than A Woman|
With a texture that is a combination of old school funk and modern R & B groove, this one features a great vocal arrangement and is quite strong.
|Never No More|
This is another one that has its feet firmly in the modern while keeping at least one eye focused on a retro sort of R & B sound. It does feel a bit like Destiny's Child at times.
|I Care 4 U|
Written by Missy Elliot, this cut has one of the coolest arrangements and slow soulful textures on the album. This one is definitely a show stealer.
Starting with a great fun loving arrangement, after the intro the cut drops back to a solid laid back groove. This one gets a bit redundant after a time.
|Read Between the Lines|
Based on a Latin sort of texture, this is a good fun groove.
|U Got Nerve|
With a retro, rather bluesy groove, this is a cool track.
Coming in at nearly 6 minutes, this is the longest track on the album. After an atmospheric intro, it starts with a very unusual sounding piano and vocal melody line. The cut starts building from there, becoming quite lush and classically oriented as it carries on. This is a brilliant track, building in emotion and intensity. It is arguably the strongest piece on the CD.
Atmospheric textures begin this one and the song starts in sedate tones based within that ethereal background. It is a good, slightly playful mellow number that comes across as a breath of smooth breeze after the intensity of the previous composition.
|I Can Be|
Beginning with piano, as the vocals begin to enter, the song starts building slowly in dramatic modes. After this intro segment, the beat cuts in and the cut becomes a killer funk laden jam. It is one of the highlights of the album.
|Those Were The Days|
The bass groove on this one is killer funky rhythmic style, laying down the basis for a dramatic and well-arranged slightly off kilter jam.
Beginning with something that feels a lot like an electronic take of a croaking frog, this one builds on that basis with some guitar work that seems to call to mind Prince. The cut is another killer one, and difficult to describe in its uniqueness. Let's say that it is high energy and very quirky.
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