Tweet: Fabrice Trombert/ Retna Ltd.
Ken Tucker
April 01, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

Southern Hummingbird

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Tweet
Producers
Asylum, Elektra

We gave it a C+

Flying under the wings of producers Missy Elliott and Timbaland, Tweet has released a debut that showcases her breathy coo on a series of well-crafted but too-similar ballads on Southern Hummingbird. As a result, when she goes up-tempo, as on ”Boogie 2Nite,” there’s a vigor you wish the rest of the CD contained. She name-checks so many tobacco brands on ”Smoking Cigarettes,” I expected her to sing the surgeon general’s warning. Special credit: ”Drunk,” for its pointed refusal to turn the drunk-on-love cliché into a metaphor.

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