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Chrisette Michele – Epiphany

Hottest track right now.

The woman is talented….

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Chrisette Michele – Epiphany Review

 

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01. Epiphany (I’m Leaving) 3:28

02. Notebook 3:46

03. What You Do (Feat. Ne-Yo) 3:22

04. Blame It On Me 4:09

05. All I Ever Think About 3:40

06. Playin’ Our Song 3:33

07. Another One 3:39

08. On My Own 3:47

09. Fragile 4:15

10. Mr. Right 4:22

11. Porcelain Doll 3:45

12. I’m Okay 4:17

 

Another pre-release got, still waiting for the release for purchase – but the album had to reviewed for the few who still need convincing this is the album to buy.

Epiphany opens well and sets the expectations high, something that can only be afforded by telented and confident musicians. The drums send you back to the old school classics, and you can slowly bop your head in appreciation and emotion.  Irregardless of your relationship status or whatever situation you may be in…you can still appreciate the soulful voice and beautiful words.  Notebook shows just how gifted the lady is – the way her voice stands out, well managed, high when it’s necessary – keeps the flow going. What you do is rather average – I personally am not a big Neyo fan, and i think that’s what spoils it for me..so I am not in a position to judge – however Chrisette on the other hand sings her part well.

Blame it on me was one of the first i heard a bit ago and it had me raving and waiting impatiently for the album.  Instant hit when one hears it.  All I ever think about continues the trend of brilliance – so true and so real. The typical song that makes one think and end with a huge smile on. Playing our song had a faster beat to it but still does not kill the emotional side and the good vocals. Another one is one of my favorites on the album.  This track reveals her outstanding and unique voice and that goes well with the hip beat. On My Own another one of my favourites as well. Classic track.

Fragile adds a different tone and mood and is well executed.  Something Beyonce may try but all you would remember would be her shreaks and screams – whereas Chrisette does actually sing with the beat – same as Mr Right. Porcelain Doll is on that pro-woman tip – that said though it’s not as mad as most pro-lady tracks – not too in your face, and an oke could actually sit and listen to it – not just dance to another ” to the left – to the left”.

I’m Okay is the closer. Serenades you softly and slowly.  It’s the shivers down the spine track. Definately top 3 on the album.

All in all – this is a well done.

4/5 on production

5/5 on lyrics

5/5 on executioin

My album of the year so far – and Joe Budden’s Paddes Room was FIRE. Buy the album – if not impressed you can come get your money back from me.

http://thisischrisettemichele.com

timbo!!

Chrisette Michele – Epiphany

 

buy the album please

buy the album please

You can listen to some of Chrisette Michele’s songs here.

Remember when you first heard her? Can’t forget about you – Nas, or Lost One’s – Jay-Z?

Good Lyrics to the song. So true! Am sure a lot can relate. 

NOTE:Chrisette Michele sings the chorus.

2secs 3omins later

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If music be the food of love – Chrisette Michele

The best book I ever read was Twelfth Night but William Shakespeare.  Watched the movies too and It did help in explaining a bit of the book I hadn’t understood at first, but re-reading it then made everything clear.

Duke Orsino:
If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
That strain again! it had a dying fall:
O, it came o’er my ear like the sweet sound,
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour! Enough; no more:
‘Tis not so sweet now as it was before.
O spirit of love! how quick and fresh art thou,
That, notwithstanding thy capacity
Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there,
Of what validity and pitch soe’er,
But falls into abatement and low price,
Even in a minute: so full of shapes is fancy
That it alone is high fantastical.

It’s like sitting down to a Joe Budden Mixtape (make that one of the classic Mood Muzik Mixtapes) or a Tupac Shakur album – then being plunged into the boring, meaningless, self loathing and unrespectable world of 50 Cent of Soulja Boy.  Or say you it’s a mariah Carey album and the next thing it’s on another one of these so called R&B artists of this day. 

! Enough; no more:
‘Tis not so sweet now as it was before.

I quote arguably the most influential philosopher ever – Plato 

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”

I fail to find where Lollipop, I get money, Soulja Boy and them other new world artists fit – imagination – thats too shallow to be credited as imaginatioin.  It’s more like throw me in the studio booth and i’ll spit a few words, market it well and if I am popular anyway these fans will buy any garbage just to have a “50 Cent album”.

 

The next best thing

The next best thing

 

Heard of a lady by the name Chrisette Michele? Her album “I am” was the best album for 2007 in my opinion.  Now she is working on Epiphany – due for release May 5 – and this is a call out – please buy.  It will be worth it.  Have heard “Blame It On Me”, “What You Do” and “Epiphany” and from the sounds of it -this is another classic album in the making.  Might just pip Joe Budden’s Padded Room for my favourite album for 2009 so far.

MAY 5 – Watch out for Chrisette Michele – hopefully they do not change the release date – the wait has been long enough already, and it’s fabulous see a truly talented artist making it – and winning a few award in the process. Forget Alicia Keys, Keyshia Cole, Ciara – Chrisette is the one to watch out for.  On that note – I must say Keyshia Cole’s latest album was a bit disappointing.

Back to Chrisette – Lets send this top of Billboard. I am definately getting mine.

till next time – lets appreciate good music.

timbo!!