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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars B Rocka Back on Form!
It's been a long wait for this album, this time Brandy has decided to ditch her normal method of working with one producer for the entire project and instead has teamed up with numerous producers ranging from Rico Love, Bangladesh, Sean Garrett and Danja. The result is Brandy's finest work since 'Full Moon' back in 2002.

This album is a mixture of upbeat...
Published 22 months ago by De:EJaY

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3.0 out of 5 stars Any 'Slower' and the second half would grind to a halt...
I have been a Brandy fan since i saw her in 'I Still Know What You Did Last Summer' (i know, NOT what she should be remembered best for!) I saw her Never Say Never CD in store so i picked it up, wondering what it'd be like. That CD was my 'gateway' CD into R&B and her follow Up made me a fully fledged and passionate fan. That CD is inevitably the CD that all other Brandy...
Published 22 months ago by Mr. S. P. Parker


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She's back!, 8 Nov 2012
Brandy doing her thing. Better than ever. Fantastic album. Has a deep soul feel to this album. You can tell she's at a different stage in her life and it sounds amazing!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Albums of 2012, 26 Oct 2012
This review is from: Two Eleven (Deluxe Version) (Audio CD)
This album has to be one of the best albums I have heard all year, probably the best R&B of the year. this album is her best work since 'Full Moon' the use of her layered vocals as always is fantastic. The production and lyrics are great to. There's a song for most moods. The only thing I would have changed was include vocals in the intro and outro and shorten the song Can You Hear Me Now, make Slower longer but it's a really fantastic album; although highly anticipated.

My Top Tracks Are: Hardly Breathing, Let Me Go, Paint This House, Music, Wish Your Love Away, Do You Know What You Have?, Without You.

5/5 stars for me overall. :)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good music, 9 Nov 2012
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Very listen-able album. Took me back to the days when i enjoyed buying albums and playing them smoothly without skipping. I actually enjoy all the songs, of course the singles were more popular but very relaxing album with a slight old feel but modern sounds. Refreshing in a time of today's release's. First brandy album purchased and i love it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brandy at her best, 9 Nov 2012
Love this album. Like that its more down tempo...
Her vocals are amazing.
Definitely proves that she is back to her best.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Any 'Slower' and the second half would grind to a halt..., 16 Oct 2012
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Mr. S. P. Parker "thefirsttoletgo" (Widnes, England, UK) - See all my reviews
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I have been a Brandy fan since i saw her in 'I Still Know What You Did Last Summer' (i know, NOT what she should be remembered best for!) I saw her Never Say Never CD in store so i picked it up, wondering what it'd be like. That CD was my 'gateway' CD into R&B and her follow Up made me a fully fledged and passionate fan. That CD is inevitably the CD that all other Brandy releases will be judged against and with good reason; it is a seamless collection of mid tempos, ballads and club bangers (and EVERYTHING in between) that proved to be a perfect mix and showed off B Rocka's versatility to awesome effect. I think anything following the genius of 'Full Moon' was going to disappoint and 2004's 'Afrodisiac' kind of did. I say kind of because its a very different album to 'Full Moon'; music was changing ALOT at that time and 'Afrodisiac' reflects that in its cooler robotic beats and sparse production. There aren't any straight up epic ballads on 'Afrodisiac' and fans missed that (however, we were more than pleased with tracks such as 'Talk About Our Love' and the inspired, Coldplay sampling 'Should I Go'.) The balladry issue was remedied four years later with 'Human'. My second favourite Brandy album after Full Moon, she certainly shows off those vocals on the 15 tracks, including highlights 'Camouflage', 'Right Here' and 'True'. But with only one chart friendly club banger (in the form of 'Piano Man') Brandy had gone in the opposite direction to 'Afrodisiac'; this album was too ballad heavy for some (note: not me, i adore it!) Then since Human's last single was released, there have been countless leaked tracks including a whole host of classics; 'Today', 'Perfect Love', 'After The Flood' and 'Home' to name a few. These tracks absolutely whet the apetites of many Brandy fans and enough material was leaked to fill 2 or 3 albums with hits. The soundtrack to Brandy and Ray J's Family Business was quietly released last year including two new Brandy solo tracks, the beautiful 'Lifeguard' and heartfelt 'I Don't Care'. So hopes were high for 'Two Eleven'. First single 'Put It Down' came as a pleasant shock but had what Brandy needed; a killer hook, a superstar guest rapper and a fast beat. Chart success followed (at least the R&B chart) and Brandy had a strong start on the climb back to the top. 'Wildest Dreams' was more traditional Brandy, reaching back to her career circa 1994-2000 (although her mature vocals beat anything from that era). So how about the album itself? The intro blends cleverly into 'Wildest Dreams' and builds expectations. Following song 'So Sick' doesn't have much impact on first listen and 'Slower' had me worried. But returning to 'So Sick', its a clever progression for a grown up Brandy and i've begun to like it a whole lot. 'Slower' still flounders though, its mid tempo to the point of boredom. All is forgiven with 'No Such Thing As Too Late', a Brandy ballad for 2012, optimistic and heartfelt in a slightly similar vain to 2002's 'Wow'. 'Let Me Go' is like 'Put It Down' part 2 with its hypnotic beat and catchy lyrics. 'Without You' is a side to Brandy i hadn't seen and its definately a more mature sound which like 'So Sick' took a few listens to grow on me. The album's highlight is 'Hardly Breathing'. THIS is what Brandy fans want; ethereal, otherworldy, epic, thoughtful. It could have flown higher but it ticks all the boxes for sure. Then we hit a problem because from track 10 onwards we have the same problem 'Slower' gave us. 2002's Full Moon's tracklist from 10-15 is mid tempo edging towards pure balladry but the crescendo on each of those songs really tugs at the heartstrings. The later tracks on Two Eleven unfortunately begin mid tempo...and continue to be so to a sleepy level. I'll give track 16 a reprieve for its interesting beat but it doesn't end on a crescendo the way 'Wow' did on Full Moon and 'Should I Go' did on Afrodisiac. I hate to say it but its all a bit boring really, tracks 10-15 are interchangeable and its unfortunate because had a few of these tracks been exchanged with leaks such as those aforementioned, we'd have a pretty good album here. Its first half is moderately strong (hitting peaks with 'Wildest Dreams', 'So Sick' 'No Such Thing' 'Put It Down' and 'Hardly Breathing') but no album should drift into boredom, which this sadly does. Good tracks? Eight, all bar one in the first half. Remove the intro/outro and that leaves us with seven rather dull songs. My advice, skip past track 4 and ignore the entire last half from 10 to 15 and you have the hallmarks of what COULD'VE been MUCH better. You'll get it right eventually Brandy...
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as clever as it thinks it is, 16 Oct 2012
This review is from: Two Eleven (Deluxe Version) (Audio CD)
I'm a Brandy fan and have followed her career since the mid 90's. Her last album (Human) was a commercial flop and since then Brandy has changed labels and worked with lots of different writers and producers.
I was disappointed that Brandy only had a small hand in writing these songs, I think three of them were co-written by her and the rest written by others. This is a shame seeing as she was quoted as saying it was a very personal record for her.
There is no Darkchild/Timbaland here and I must confess, you do feel their absence. Some of Brandy's biggest successes were with Rodney (Darkchild) Jerkins at the helm.
The album does have some good material to offer - Wildest Dreams and Can You Hear Me Now being most memorable. Unfortunately the album does feel a little lost in direction and lead single Put It Down actually starts to sound really good in comparison to a lot of these songs (which suggests something when I actually thought this lead single was terrible on first listen.)
There are no truly awful songs on this record, the problem is there are no standout ones either. It's very difficult to pick any song that could be a potential hit single here and this is Brandy's main issue - she hasn't had a hit in the UK since Talk About Our Love.
There was some suggestion this record would be a return to form for Brandy but the record isn't quite as clever as it thinks it is. In part the record sounds like it's trying to follow in the footsteps of her Full Moon album but ultimately it just ends up following a similar path that Human did - too many mid-tempos and ballads and not enough uptempo tracks.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars so sad so bad, 30 Oct 2012
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William Cocking "william" (sheffield uk) - See all my reviews
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been a while since she was on the scene and with this cd it sees her doing nothing new..brandy is a great artist but somewhere has become lost in what sounds like more of the same stuff old brandy very old...im sure while she has been away she could have found a new sound ... no standout tracks at all and i hate cds that merge into one ..even the deluxe edition has nothing to shout about..sorry brandy
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Most boring album I've ever heard, 23 Oct 2012
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D. François (France) - See all my reviews
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I always liked Brandy. But this time, this album bore me as no album had before. Slow tunes, not a single catchy melody. all songs sound the same. Weak vocals. brandy what happened to you, seriously...
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