Even though this album was realeased late last year it really hasnt started to pick up decent album sales till this year which reflects in its current placing on the album chart #1. Well done Alicia the album certainly deserves it. I have to say it is by far my favourite album of the year so far. Absoloutley love it didnt really listen to it much at first bit since the start of this year i think ive listened to it every day since.
Heres my track by track review
Love is Blind 3/10- the only track on the album i dont like its one of those boring opening tracks and in my opinion i dont think it fits or flows well with the rest of the album
Doesn't Mean Anything 10/10- A great first single it carrys that same heavy drum beat with soft piano that accompanied 2007's worldwide smash No One, surprised it only managed #8 in uk charts thought it would of been top 5 atleast
Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart 9/10- A very good up tempo song with meaningfull lyrics set to robotic/industrail drum beats rumoured to be the future 3rd uk single!
Wait Till You See My Smile- 8/10 another typical alicia keys song beautifully sung, alicia doing what she does best!
Thats How Strong My Love Is-8/10 a very simple song with piano being the main instrument
Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) 10/10- A personal favourite of mine just love the whole song hope its a future single
Love Is My Disease- 9/10 againg another personal favourite in my opinion has some of the best lyrics on the album
Like The Sea- 7/10- good song with some good lyrics basically shes singing about how love is like the sea
Put It In A Love Song (with Beyonce)-10/10 what do you get when you collaborate with the queen of RnB, The result is this very catchy song with a chorus and hook that catches you instantly and will have you bopping away to its thumping drumbeat!
This Bed- 8/10 another good mid tempo number not much to say really but i like it!
Distance & Time-8/10 Another lovely ballad
How It Feels To Fly- 10/10 i love this song its another personal favourite of mine lovely lyrics
Empire State Of Mind Part II- 10/10 By far one of the best if not the best song on the album loved the Jay z version but love this even more, my favourite song of the year so far i hope it gives Alicia her first uk#1