I bought this album when it first came out almost three years ago and it still sounds wicked. Stand out tunes are "Put That on Everything", "Learn The Hard Way" and "Never Say Never". The beats are way ahead of their time and Brandy's raspy voice fits every songs to a tee. Just avoid the Byran Adams remake - it was a nice try, but nothing could make that song sound good - not even the midas touch of Ms Norwood. A defintite RnB classic.
Brandys second album shows a much better style of vocals and production. this is my fave out of both her albums and the best tracks are 'the boy is mine' 'happy' and 'have you ever' with a great album like this brandy shouldn't wait as long to realease another one as she did with the last.
Smooth, sexy and funky. This album is one of the few I can sit down and listen to, start to finish. The best tracks for me are Learn The Hard Way, Tomorrow and Almost Doesn't Count. Thoughtful lyrics combines with R'n'B, Funk, Soul and pure talent make this an outstanding achievement for Brandy, and everyone can appreciate her in one way or another. Even now ttis album still sounds bang up to date, and her new single is just as good...the only person who can make even Phill Collins sound sexy? Now that's got to be worth listening to! Only four stars cos I want another Brandy album ASAP! Otherwise, a perfect 5 out of 5.
I must say, I really like this Album. I remeber hearing the Song Brandy did with Mase (On Top of The World) in 1998, & my Classmates whom were forcing me to sing it, made me state Mase's verse, but I was way too timid to finish off the rest. One even said that I was not that good. This was where she showed her depth, & experience in Songs like The Boy Is Mine (with Monica), Almost Does'nt Count, Have Yoy Ever, & Put That on Everything, which show just what she was feeling, & learning prior to the Album's release. it was at a point where R&B had amazing lyrics, raw emotion, smooth melodies, & tight beats.
I strongly advise those whom are craving for that Soul And R&B feeling (unlike the Pop bs that has replaced real Soul And R&B) to purchase this.... I have to say it is well worth the experience. This was 1998!
I found this album great! If you are a true Brandy fan, I can guarentee that you will adore each track to the full. Never Say Never includes the singles, 'The Boy Is Mine', 'Almost Doesn't Count', 'U Don't Know (Like U Used To), 'Top Of The World' and 'Have You Ever?'. Plus some other hot tracks, with the beat made by the world famous, Rodney Jerkins. AKA Darkchild. Also included, Everything I Do (I Do It For You), which is a Bryan Adams cover. It's a fantastic album, and it's worth every penny.
Look out for Brandy's new album, coming out early 2007!
when ifirst heard this album, my only words were WOW! the first track invites us into the journey through this masterpiece. all tracks have a meaning, from the slow haunting ballad of "one voice", to the upbeat tempo of "happy", this album captures the whole theme of never thinking that you cant make it, as brandy proves time and time again. the songs are excellent! if she's not fighting with Monica over a boy (the boy is mine), then she's pushing one away with the sultry sound of "almost doesnt count", and then the powerful and emotional message of an untrue love that she'll leave tomorrow (tomorrow). And she even brings her own style to the Bryan Adams classic "everything I Do". an overall rating; EXCELLENT!
Moesha star Brandy has a gorgeously warm voice. This album never tires, the diversity of her songs is great. From the brilliant hit "The Boy Is Mine" to the more upbeat number "U don't Know Me". The album starts with an involving "Angel in Disquise" and gradually echoes out with a gospelly "One Voice" and a tear jerking "Tommorrow".Brandy's final number is a wonderful cover of Bryan Adams' "Everything I Do". Definately an album to buy if u love r'n'b.