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This review is from: F.A.M.E. (Audio CD)
I have to say, I was a bit apprehensive about even listening to Chris Brown's new album, since I've never really been a proper fan of his music. However, I decided to pick this album up, and I was pleasantly surprised.
The whole album follows the typical Pop/Hip-Hop oriented genre, as you would expect from a Chris Brown album, although there are hints of Rap and R&B sprinkled through-out allowing for overall, a nice mix of music. Pacing is also varied with songs like Beautiful People being high tempo, whilst songs like Deuces are much slower, but just as good. This variation is really nice to see, especially these days when most artists stick to purely one kind of song. As a rapper, which is Chris Brown's new 'thing', I'd say he does a good job. His style is good, and I've come to really like him as a rapper in general. Oh My Love shows off his rapping ability fairly well.
First off, the entire album is, on the whole, well produced, with tracks like Deuces, Yeah 3X and Beautiful People being the real stars in this department.
My favourite tracks of the album are Deuces (AMAZING production that sounds heavenly on any high-end pair of monitors, catchy verse by Tyga as well as a really good hook by Brown himself), Next to You (SUPER addictive, shows off Brown's true vocal talents, Bieber's verses are also nicely done - great to see them working together, I hope they do more music together in the future) and Oh My Love (Really amazing first verse, but a chorus that just doesn't fit the rest of the production of the track - nonetheless, a good song). Look At Me Know is also pretty insane with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes stealing the shows with their awesome verses.
Now the downsides to this album. There aren't many, mind you! Firstly, I was really disappointed with Wet the Bed, as Ludacris is one of my favourite artists. I also hate the production on Bomb, and again, I was disappointed with Wiz Khalifa.
Overall this album is truly an excellent comeback record for Chris Brown, that has more than enough tracks to warrant a purchase of this album. I would say however that this is not a purely rap album, but has a really nice blend of music that is wonderful.