Apr 1st 2001
Keys - The
Alicia first came to our
attention in 1998 with her excellent debut 'Daa dee daa
from the 'Men in Black' soundtrack. Ever since then she has been fine
tuning her craft and is now ready to unleash her debut album 'The
Life' (on J Records)
The album as a whole is
brilliant from start to finish. Alicia wrote all but one of the tracks
and served as producer which shows how talented this young lady really
is. If you're like me you will have a hard time picking a
favourite but of those that come to mind 'Fallin' is a moody,
sensual ballad, 'How come you don't call me'
written by her idol Prince but her take on the track
definitely does justice to his purple heiness. 'Roc with you'
beautifully orchestrated by none other than Mr. Issac Hayes a
classy track filled with Mr. Hayes signature touches, the song can be
found on the Shaft
soundtrack also. 'Troubles' is a true
stand out with it's romantic notion of the troubles of the heart
The one weak link is 'Girlfriend'
and not the song itself but for having
Dupri) do his so
called 'signature rapping' its just not warranted here but there you
go - that's my opinion. All n all a great set nevertheless and I urge
you not to overlook this one.
Christina Aguilera, Mya, Lil'
Kim and Pink - Lady
Who would of thought these gals
would get together and collaborate to do a cover of the Labelle
classic hit of the 70's but here we have it. Pop teen diva Christina
Aguilera swap musical notes with reigning RNB and Rap sweethearts
Lil' Kim and
Pink to do a more harder version of
track is making quite a bang on the radio circuit as one of the week's
most added tracks to stations playlists across the country and
although there is no street date on the single yet, it
will be featured on the new soundtrack to the Nicole Kidman and
Ewan McGregor musical film 'Moulin Rouge' which will be
in theatres the middle of next month. The soundtrack (available on Interscope) will be in stores May 8th.
Germain - Sure
thing (Blue Note)
Every now and then an artist
comes along that is raw, fresh and new and makes you take notice. That
artist is St Germain (born
who one can only say is bound for big things.
On 'Sure Thing
(his first single release for the Blue Note label from the album
Tourist), St Germain
bonds pieces of jazz and blues into a stunning
piano funk jam that borrows a John
Lee Hooker riff and
vocal as the main stay. The album is in stores now so do yourself a
favour and get yourself a copy of this young man's work it's well
worth the money spent.
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