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Songs in A Minor

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Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor

Songs in A Minor

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Alicia Keys
Producers:
J Records
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B

It’s obvious why Keys, a 20 year old, piano playing neosoulster, was handpicked by Clive Davis for his new label. Her influences — Aretha, Mayfield, Wonder, ’80s Jacko — are evident and impeccable on Songs in A Minor. And as a multitasking singer – songwriter – coproducer, she provides plenty of excitement, from the gospel fervor of lovesick righteousness on ”Fallin,” to her Princely funk of ”How Come You Don’t Call Me.” Though the second half slackens with sad sack teen themes, ”Songs” is a debut full of promise.

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