Saturday, March 28, 2009

"In A Perfect World..." Review

This past tuesday Keri Hilson FINALLY released her debut album "In A Perfect World..." Although this is Hilson's debut she is not new to the music industry. She first appeared on rapper Xzibits 2004 hit single "Hey Now(Mean Muggin). And has probably written some of your favorite songs. Some of her writing credits are:

LeToya Luckett-What Love Can Do
Ludacris-Runaway Love
Rich Boy-Good Things
T.I.-Lets Get Away
Britney Spears-Gimme More
Avant-4 Minutes
Omarion-Ice Box
Danity Kane-Right Now, Want It
P.Diddy-After Love
Chris Brown- Young Love
Ciara-Ooh Baby
This is just to name a few. Keri is now stepping out of the backgroung, and taking center stage. It has been three long years since Keri's music started leaking on the internet, and the wait is FINALLY over!!! This was definitely worth the wait because her album is pure FIRE. This is definitely going to be at the top of my list of "Brandon's fave cd's of 2009." Enough blabbering, here is my review:

Keri Hilson- In A Perfect World...

1. Intro-Keri lets everyone know "We bout to get it poppin" Nice beat and a nice introduction for the album.Love the the line "Rep where you're from, not where you live!"
2. Turnin Me On Ft. Lil Wayne- Connects with the intro. Love the song, but its kinda "blaaaaaah[!]" now.
3. Get Your Money Up ft. Keyshia Cole & Trina- Banging Beat. This song is definitely a summer anthem for all the ladies. Most guys probably wont care for it much, because they'll think the ladies are "male bashing" but OH WELL!!! I like the song! Keyshia's voice sounds nice on the hard beat. Nice switch up from the ballads we are used to hearing from her. Trina's verse is cool.
4. Return The Favor ft. Timbaland- The Way I Are pt.2??? Thats the feeling I get from this song. It has a futuristic beat and definitely sounds like it could be a hit Europe. Tim & Keri make awsome music, but at times this song seems a bit drawn out. Especially with the legnthy ending.
5.Knock You Down ft. KanYe West & ne-Yo- One word for the beat....SICK!!! Danja definitely did his thing with this one. the song tells a cool story, you think its just a average love song but as the song goes on you notice there is a twist and the song isnt as happy as you thought....
6.Slow Dance- Nice mid tempo with a 80's feel. Polow is on the beat so you know its HOT. This song definitely gives you a Ciara "Promise" feel. but Keri's vocal delivery is sooo sexy on the song. You cant help but to want to dance slowly & grind to this track!
7.Make Love-Amazing song! One of my favorites on the album. Keri shines vocally on this one. The chorus is so simple lyrically, but the vocal delivery takes it to another level.
8.Intuition- This is a song I was definitely eager to hear, after hear other peoples reaction to it. and I must admit I agree COMPLETELY. This song Vocally screams Beyonce, but thats not a bad thing in my opinion. The beat definitely reminds me of something Missy would come up with. It has a oriental sound. To it but its hot, the song is about a woman with feelings that her man may be cheating.
9.How Does It Feel. This song is decent. Timbalands intro was NOT needed. It kills the song for me. Keri definitely saves it ofcourse. Nice beat and the story is hot. Keri lets a cheating boyfriend know" You can keep feeling yourself, Imma be with somebody else!!" The song is basically just a girl asking a cheating boyfriend how would it feel if she turned the tables and did what he did. Very relateble concept.
10.Alienated- This particular song is a grower. I wasnt so crazy about it after the first listen. But after listening to the lyrics its a really great song about not being over a old love. Keri mixes singing and rapping kinda on this song, that also took a few listens to adjust to.
11.Tell Him The Truth-OVERALL FAVORITE TRACK!!! This song is FLAWLESS. The beat is perfect. and the concept is cool. While most female r&b singers sing about being heartbreak and cheating boyfriends, Keri switches it up and delivers a song about cheating on her guy and breaking HIS heart, and how its killing her inside by not telling him the truth.
12.Change Me-Not so much a fan of this song....Im not a Akon fan at all!!! Keri sounds nice tho!
13.Energy-Lead single. Nice track, everybody has heard this already...
14.Where Did He Go-This is the first leaked song I heard from Keri. I remember playing this FAITHFULLY on my iPod when I was still in high school!! Even tho this track is like 2-3 years old I still love it like its new! The concept is similar to Alienated.

Bonus Tracks:
Do It Ft. Tank-Hot song the two make good music together, but I prefer the original version of this song rather than the one that is on the album. Cool concept a bit racy, but her she's grown!

Quicksand-Once again Danja brings the HEAT!! The song is cool, another racy one! She refers to her bedroom skills as "quicksand" because once you get it, she pulls you in deeper and deeper, and you cant get out.

Hey Girl(Parton & Tequila) ft. Lil Jon & T-Pain-Well if you are a partier, drinker, or smoker this is definitley the song for you Keri says " Im off patron, tequila, Im drunk on margaritas. Patron, Tequilas, me and my mamma citas. Hey girl where yo drank? We all gone get real drunk tonite. Hey girl I got purp we can all get fucked up tonite!" This song is pretty funny, I can see why i didnt make the album tho.

Overall Keri Hilson "In A Perfect World..." is a great debut album. And shows that she is definitely a promising artist. This is a album that is definitely a album worth buying,if you havent already PLEASE go out and pick up your copy!!!

Keri Hilson In A Perfect World... instores and online NOW!!!

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