From the refreshing sound of Keri Hilson’s earnestly pleasant and surprisingly versatile vocals, to its insistently lavish production quality, In A Perfect World… is an album that should guarantee Keri Hilson a seat in the running for R&B’s top female. Never failing to entertain, every track on this album meets the qualifications for being dubbed ‘hot,’ with most going above and beyond.
Archive for March, 2009
Taking a short look into the formula that has brought star after star into the forefront makes breaking into the American market seem childish in complexity. All an artist has to do is get in with the best producers and get their label to actually care about promoting them, two very simple tasks. However they are undeniably hard to execute. Luckily for BoA, both seemed to be within her grasp, allowing her to get the likes of Sean Garrett and Bloodshy & Avant interested in working with her. The strange thing is while BoA managed to score the aid of some top producers, she didn’t exactly leave the studio with top songs- BoA is a painfully average debut, featuring inconsistent production quality, cheap lyrics, and a voice that sometimes sounds out of place.
Popping the dent the failure of Exodus left in her ego, Utada, with the aid of some powerful producers (Stargate, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream) , picks up the pieces with This Is The One and proves that she is serious about releasing quality music for the English-speaking crowd. The tracks are radio friendly for the most part, and still manage to retain their ‘Utadaness,’ the unique quality that has made her a staple in the Japanese music industry for years now.
After being offline for a little over a year, The Armored Stereo has hit the airwaves once again and will be working 24/7 to provide readers with the nicest reviews around.
Things may start slow, but expect The Armored Stereo to return to its usual fashion of releasing quality reviews at a steady pace.
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