Monday, December 20, 2010
Keri Hilson: No Boys Allowed Review
Do you have any idea what a HUGE Keri Fan I am?? Ok, Lemme put you D.... I stalked her career BEFORE it even started after she was featured with the likes of Polo Da Don, Timbaland and Diddy; so you know I was front and center for her Debut "In A Perfect World." && When she released "Pretty Girl Rock" (of course I recieved the song way before it hit radio airwaves) I instantly fell In[LOVE] with it!! After all I AM Pretty && boy do I ROCK!!! lol Moving along I was able to preview "The Way You Love Me" && could NOT stop dancing to it.. Who was excited about her new album?? ME!!! We'll it's here && here's MY take on it
Ok Let me start off by saying I had HIGH Expectations for this album, her new sound, her new look, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it && now that I have it, i question if maybe I expected to much, putting unrealistic demands on an Artist so much so that she was unable to deliver what I was looking for. Could her album be more than mediocre?? What else could she have done?? I began to question my taste in music because I feel more than disappointed when listening to this album.
Let's address NO Boys Allowed --> WRONG!! I was expecting all female features if any, girl power, positivity, feminism.. WRONG!!! She has FIVE features && they are ALL members of the Opposite SEX. Blah!! Not to discredit her features but on an album titled NO Boys Allowed, am I the ONLY person who expected her album to stay true to it's title?? Lets Review the features first.
"Buyou" feat J. Cole - Upbeat song, definitely a club hit, reminiscent of Scrubs, Bills Bills Bills, Get Ya Money Up etc. This song will have a few guys upset and a few females claiming they are getting $$$ that their bank accounts DO NOT reflect *shrugs* Good song though. I like.
"One Night Stand" feat Chris Brown - This will grow on me I'm sure. Listening to it the first few times I was totally turned OFF but maybe it's the title more than the words. Given my disgust regarding behaving irresponsibly, endangering your life, your health by engaging in a ONE NIGHT STAND, the song didn't have much appeal to me. && the mere suggestion of staying "Another Night" would no longer make it a one night stand but hey whatever. Chris Brown songs like himself, nothing out of the norm.. You may like it.
"Lose Control (Let Me Down)" feat Nelly - Keri sings this song similar to the style of Rihanna, in fact I could possibly hear Rihanna singing it and it being a hit. I do enjoy listening to this, another "booty shaking" song. At some point in time she request you to pay to watch her shake, wind, and roll; (Something strange for a piece of change?? Or Am I Reaching??) Stripper Anthem I can see it now. Nelly sounds great, this will not be the comeback he may hope it will give him but it does keep his name out there. Overall a great club song.
"Pretty Girl Rock" feat Kanye West - I mean it's Pretty Girl Rock, I loved the song when I heard it, before they OVER played it on the Radio && all the "Not So Pretty" girls started singing it.. Kanye is Kanye so this is a solid remix.
Now onto the songs I really enjoyed on the album:
"Toy Soldier" - Every girl has come across a guy who claims to be her Prince Charming, who won't do her wrong, someone she can trust and per the usual, is betrayed.. This song is a Reflection of that relationship, the cries, the lies, the betrayal.
"Beautiful Mistake" - Leaving on Good Terms. Every relationship end doesn't have to be thee END, dramatic or nasty. When you engage in adult relationships, where good communication is present and both parties can accept things for what they are you are able to appreciate the time spent fully understanding that it's not in your best interest to continue seeing one another. :) No regrets!!
"All The Boys" The way she sings this song is Incredible* It's just something about it that makes me smile. The relationship where everything just seems to fall into place. Realizing that you haven't been loved until now, this very moment and by _________. Farewell to All the Boys who have ever had the privilege to be in your life and took your presence for granted. What you are able to walk away from determines what you will walk into*
Overall this Album was not exactly what I was expecting but it's not that bad. I would like to have heard a few more songs promoting girl power. My ability to listen to this album straight through is challenged but when the skip button is utilized her album is decent. For those who are true Keri Fans I would suggest you support her project.