So when I first got Keri Hilson's new album, I was anxious because of all of the hype...yet nervous because I didnt know what to expect. When I first skimmed through the cd, I thought it was okay....HOWEVER....the more I started to listen to the album, the more it grew on me. As a fan of Keri Hilsons,' I must say I was extremely disappointed watching her "The Way You Love Me" video. I just knew that people would appreciate Keri for her background and love her...simply because she is naturally beautiful (I am not saying there is anything wrong with e nhancements), she has a curvy body, her vocals have progressed, and she is not afraid to be bold! I really felt like Keri was one of those beautiful artists who had improved so much...it was hard not to like her. Then, she started to dress a little more risque, sing aggressive, sexual lyrics, and just introduced the world to a new side of Keri. As much as I hated to see such a change in her (that made her appear a little desperate for more attention), I must admit...I thought her new album was very impressive. There are a few songs on the album where Keri gets a little "hood" and even materialistic, however, this album is a step up from her last one. I honestly see Keri with having a very productive, progressive, wonderful career! My songs of choice on the album are:
-The Way You Love Me (sigh...Im guilty)
-One Night Stand
-Gimmie What I Want
-All The Boys
The "Pretty Girl Rock" just is waaaay too shallow and egotistical for me. Overall, I am very impressed with her album! I wish her much success! Im actually proud of what she has become; she went from being a ghost writer for major artists to establishing her own---cant knock the girl for hustling! This album was definitely worth the anticipation! I just really hope that now that she has received a little more promotion (ads on youtube, myspace, billboards in Atlanta, etc.), I really hope she calms it down with the way that she carries herself. After all, there is a difference between classy and trashy ;) Great way to end the year Keri!