October 15, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

If Aaliyah had lived to make another CD, it might have sounded like Goodies. Like the late singer, 18-year-old ”Crunk & B” princess Ciara coos and pants beguilingly, infusing a sweet, sensual bounce into even the most routine club cuts. And if the chart-topping title song seems like a catchy stroke of luck, the party starter ”1, 2 Step” (with Missy Elliott) and the electro lullaby ”Next to You” prove she’s no one-track pony.

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