MUSIC WORLD: My Review of Brandy’s “Two Eleven” + Download Link and Breakfast Club Interview
Brandy‘s sixth album, “Two Eleven” hit stores, iTunes, and Spotify today. Anchored by the success of her lead single, “Put it Down” featuring Chris Brown, fans have been eagerly anticipating her return to music. Ahead of the release, I listened to the full album and my full review and a download link are below.
Prior to pressing play on the full album, a number of tracks had already been circulating. It’s clear that Brandy is confident and happy after listening to the entire album. If you enjoyed Afrodisiac (her best album, to me), then you’ll likely find some delight in this project as well. You’ll find Brandy crooning about love and happiness, no Al Green. The album opens with the previously released track, “Wildest Dreams.” It finds her talking about finding the love that she’s been looking for. This standout track is set to be her next single.
The album continues with the same feel, heavy bass and stellar songwriting. Sean Garrett is to thank for that. This album feels fresh and new, yet familiar. Brandy toes outside of the box just enough to pique our interest. But this album is rooted in R&B more than a lot of her counterparts’ recent albums (except Elle Varner). Timbaland is noticeably missing, from a production standpoint. Bangladesh helms the majority of the album’s production. But it works. Brandy‘s raspy voice is on full display in the best way possible with tracks like “No Such Thing as Too Late” and “Without You.” After listening to the entire album, I actually think “Put it Down” is one of the weaker tracks on the project. I don’t mean that to say that song isn’t the jam, I love that song! But in the grand scheme of the album, she has better tracks.
My overall review of the album, it’s definitely solid! I rate this album a solid 3.5/5 stars.
Standout Tracks: Wildest Dreams, So Sick, Do You Know What You Have
Skippable Track: Without You
You can listen on Spotify for free or download HERE.
Brandy also stopped by my favorite morning radio show, The Breakfast Club, to promo her new album. Per the usual, the interview was entertaining. Check it below.
Posted on October 16, 2012, in ALBUM REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, music, NEW MUSIC, RADIO and tagged Album Review, Brandy, entertainment, INTERVIEWS, music, NEW MUSIC, Radio, The Breakfast Club. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.