Brandy - most consistent newsoul girl singer type thing?

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Rodney Gherkins has done a real great job on her latest album (redeeming himself after the Spice Gilrs and Jacko debacles), I noticed while listening to Brandy's latest single 'Full Moon' which reminded me that I dont think she's ever put out a track I didnt end up liking, tho this is usually cos of the production (presumably Gherkins from the beginning). I'll forgive her for that rubbish collaboration with Ma$e tho....what happened to him by the way?

Or do people prefer Monica / Kelis / Aaliyah ?

, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

erykah badu is the most consistent.

chaki, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Badu's on a different level tho....more mature - she's in the Jill Scott/J Blige bracket - late 20s as opposed to early

, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

with Ma$e tho....what happened to him by the way?

Found God. It's unknown if God wanted to be found by him, though.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

"I noticed while listening to Brandy's latest single 'Full Moon' which reminded me that I dont think she's ever put out a track I didnt end up liking, tho this is usually cos of the production (presumably Gherkins from the beginning)."

Um, have you listened to her actual albums! There's some great stuff on Full Moon, but some real awful awful stuff too. Even "Full Moon" itself isn't nearly as good as the reaction it gets would suggest.

Tim, Tuesday, 23 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

if only other rappers would follow Ma$e's fine example. I'd like to see Nelly and Jay-Z both repent for starters

, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Consistently arse, more like.

Lek Dukagjin, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Can't stand Brandy. Hated her even more after watching some of her "I'm pregnant look at MEEEEE" special on MTV. Spoiled brat, it seems.

As for Ma$e, he's now the Reverend Mason Betha. He wrote a book called "Revelations: There's a Light After the Lime." I haven't read it yet, but it's on my list.

Oh, and also remember that at one point, just after the "you remind me of a jeep/car/bank account" phase, R. Kelly found god. He could even be found chillin wit Kirk Franklin. Just look where that got him.

Brad Haywood, Wednesday, 24 July 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

four years pass...
The hell?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah I was going to post a thread about that titled "I DON'T WANNA BE A MURDERER" but I thought it'd be in bad taste.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:25 (thirteen years ago) link

This is about the vehicular manslaughter charge she's about to be hit, right?

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Yup.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:28 (thirteen years ago) link

guilt for life

deej.. (deej..), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:30 (thirteen years ago) link

six years pass...

no discussion anywhere about Two Eleven? There's loads of great tracks on this and even the shudder chris brown guest track is a banger

I offer about as much diversity as a saltine cracker. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 April 2013 16:25 (seven years ago) link

on the r&b thread, when it came out

r|t|c, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 17:33 (seven years ago) link

six years pass...

Brandy did a country song and it bangs: https://open.spotify.com/track/3f9eR0IZrktbCSqPfxM9jr?si=k6jw7skYSii_woUK0I1bPw

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 27 September 2019 16:57 (ten months ago) link

ten months pass...

Obligatory ‘why aren’t there 100 posts about’ post to mark the release of B7. It’s rad.

Jeff W, Friday, 31 July 2020 22:37 (one week ago) link

Yeah great album

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 31 July 2020 23:07 (one week ago) link

Firing it up over the weekend, pretty excited

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 1 August 2020 05:30 (one week ago) link

“rodney gherkins”

just sayin, Saturday, 1 August 2020 07:06 (one week ago) link

I've never heard R&B sound like this before. the last ~60 seconds of "Rather Be" -- who else is doing it like this? really amazed and impressed

winters (josh), Sunday, 2 August 2020 06:09 (one week ago) link

^Victoria Monét wrote on that song

(the ® after Brandy’s name on the album cover is an... interesting touch)

Rob, give a listen to Iggy Stooge (morrisp), Sunday, 2 August 2020 07:21 (one week ago) link

Just the logo / font? It’s the one she’s been using since the beginning.

Jeff W, Sunday, 2 August 2020 09:36 (one week ago) link

I took a look - as I figured, she owns a registration for BRANDY (word mark). It's not uncommon for bands/artists to register their name, I just don't recall ever seeing one use a (R) on a album cover before.

Rob, give a listen to Iggy Stooge (morrisp), Sunday, 2 August 2020 21:00 (one week ago) link

this is great on contact. liking "rather be" enough to top me from digging deeper atm.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 2 August 2020 23:15 (one week ago) link

have been turned onto this

it is sounding quite something, on the third track and it's all segueing together wildly

imago, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 22:08 (four days ago) link

'Borderline' worked its multi-tracked tragic magic on me but I'm not feeling the rest nearly as much, unsurprisingly.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 22:10 (four days ago) link

i love an album that segues everything, and there's a lot going on tonally, texturally and melodically here. plenty to like imo. yeah it's not jetting off to space (not that it needs to) but i can't pin it down in a good way

imago, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 22:16 (four days ago) link

the last minute of 'borderline' is absolutely delightful

imago, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 22:20 (four days ago) link

Wish I could hear what you guys are hearing, I think this album is pretty unremarkable.

Rob, give a listen to Iggy Stooge (morrisp), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 22:38 (four days ago) link

as brad (for it was they) sold it to me, it is quite prog. the rhythms and melodies are a bit...weird, or at least expansive - the harmonies def go hard on the maximalism too. lack of predictability. subtlety and flow. idk i dig it

imago, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 22:43 (four days ago) link

it's very dawn richard. i'm pretty turned off by the use of r------- in 2020 though.

monotony, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 23:59 (four days ago) link

was brandy always this good

imago, Friday, 7 August 2020 23:25 (two days ago) link

lj check out full moon next

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Saturday, 8 August 2020 02:31 (yesterday) link

Seconded

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 8 August 2020 05:55 (yesterday) link

Afrodesiac > Full Moon imo

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 8 August 2020 06:51 (yesterday) link

"Never Say Never" is better than both

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 8 August 2020 08:00 (yesterday) link

All are great. But Full Moon probably the closest ancestor to B7.

Jeff W, Saturday, 8 August 2020 08:01 (yesterday) link

will investigate ty

imago, Saturday, 8 August 2020 08:55 (yesterday) link


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