By Craig Seymour
Updated December 13, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

Many thought Aaliyah was just a sleek marionette for producers R. Kelly and Timbaland. But these hits and unreleased cuts prove she was a muse in her own right. ”Try Again” and ”One in a Million” still sound like pop/R&B futurism. And a new batch of silken slow jams is a further reminder of her interpretive talent — and our loss.

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