Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Review: Alicia Keys, As I Am

Oh. My. god.

I don't think I can articulate just how much this album rocks. How much I absolutely love it. It has so much soul, so much character, so much "fuck, run that shit back, that shit is friggin sick!"

It feels like A Keys poured her heart onto each track, then waited a bit while her heart filled up again with love, then poured some more of it, until it overflowed. Then added some of her tears on top.

It makes me want to kiss my wife, and tell her I love her. A thousand times. And tell her that "no one, no one, no one, can get in the way of what I feel for you." Because sometimes I forget, but A Keys makes me remember again.

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don't worry 'cuz
Everything's going to be alright
People keep talking, they can say what they like
But all I know is everything's going to be alright

The tracks showcase Alicia's amazing vocal ability. She pushes herself to the limit more than any of her previous albums. The production can't be categorized as R&B/Hip-hop, as it mixes a little bit of rock, funk, and of course, the piano. It's different, but at the same time, it makes me nod my head.

I am going to stop writing now, and listen to the album again.

1 comment:

Shaun said...

Who is this chick.. really??