- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 12.7 x 13.97 x 0.64 cm; 113.4 g
- メーカー : EMI Import
- EAN : 0724381076729
- 製造元リファレンス : 7243 8 10767 2 9
- SPARSコード : DDD
- レーベル : EMI Import
- ASIN : B00005LW1Y
- ディスク枚数 : 1
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 152,131位ミュージック (の売れ筋ランキングを見るミュージック)
Seven years after her debut at just 14 years old Aaliyah's third studio album is a bizarrely mature album. While most artists are just getting going Aaliyah's been through a career arc that has led her from pop to street to an unconventional retro-modern risk-taking version of US R&B. Lead track "We Need a Resolution" and the fantastic "Try Again" (originally released on the excellent Romeo Must Die Soundtrack) are as a mainstream as it gets and the album's pace rarely gets above medium. There'll be less hits from "Aaliyah" but it's an extraordinarily romantic exposition of passion and pain. While Missy Elliot is cranking out jams for all her "club freaks" Aaliyah is like a modern day Minnie Ripperton, exploring the pains of moving from child star to adult sex symbol. Tracks such as "Never No More" and "I Care 4 U" (featuring Missy) are slinky, twisted ballads with a film noir shade as diva Aaliyah steps catlike away from the bubblegum R&B of her contemporaries. There's even the now-obligatory rock track tacked on near the end ("I Can Be") but even this excels the standard hip-hop/rock/R&B crossover fare with it's Prince-like influences coupled with Aaliyah's own instinct for deep seduction. Aaliyah also signals a move away from her long-standing musical relationship with producer Timbaland who contributes just three cuts. Having started out heavily supported by R Kelly it now appears Aaliyah's more than able to go it alone. --Jake Barnes
Import edition of the sadly missed R & B talent's final studio album includes one bonus track, 'Try Again' which is only available on the soundtrack 'Romeo Must Die' domestically. Also includes the first single, 'We Need A Resolution'. Available at this low price for a limited time. 2001.
This is hands down one of the best urban R&B albums from 2001 and it is definitely a contender for being up there as one of the best albums from 2001. Aaliyah had reached her creative peak and had truly matured into a great artist. She was so close to crossing over into the mainstream and becoming widely recognised for the great artist that she was. Tragically, we will not know what she would have went on to achieve after passing away but no doubt the path ahead of her was going to be amazing. What I do know for certain is that she would have posed a serious challenge towards the contemporaries of today such as Beyonce.
For how strong this album is then I reckon it is a fitting final album. Rest in peace Aaliyah. You will remain immortal through your music.
This is a really good album, containing 15 tracks covering every emotional and musical range you can think of: upbeat, sad, romantic, rocking, ... it has it all, plus some attitude. You will want to listen to it again and again, I promise! Highly recommended.
1) Rock the Boat
2) Try Again
3) We need a Resolution
4) Extra Smooth