I bought this album after catching Missy Elliott’s latest single 'Gossip Folks' on the radio, and finding the tune buzzing around in my head for days afterwards.
Listening to the album for me was like taking a cold shower, it woke me up to a different kind of music than I would usually listen to, it really made me sit up and listen, and now I am completely hooked!!
16 tracks of amazing R&B and hip hop including a couple of remix tracks, one from Brighton Boy fat Boy Slim, which is simply amazing. My favourite track remains 'Gossip Folks' but also 'Work it' and 'Can You Hear Me?' featuring TLC are memorable tracks. 'Back in the day' is a very cool track and shows Missy's vocals off in a different light. There is nothing on this album that disappoints.
Not just the content of the actual CD make 'Under Construction' stand out, the memorial to artists that have passed away is genuine and very cool, and you can tell from the memorial to Aaliyah that Missy Elliott has a heart and respect for her fellow music makers.
This Album is the beginning of a learning circle for me, and an appreciation of a style of music that thanks to missy I am now starting to enjoy and understand.