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Songs In A Minor

Alicia Keys Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (717 customer reviews)
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1. Piano and I
2. Girlfriend
3. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?
4. Fallin'
5. Troubles
6. Rock Wit U
7. Woman's Worth
8. Jane Doe
9. Goodbye
10. Life
11. Mr. Man
12. Never Felt This Way (Interlude)
13. Butterflyz
14. Why Do I Feel So Sad
15. Caged Bird (Outro)

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In the crowded world of female R&B you need a unique selling point. Songs in A Minor's creator Alicia Keys is no different. She plays the piano. She's classically trained. She was a child prodigy. And at 20 years she's incredibly soulful, harking back to the old-skool R&B of Aretha Franklin and even further to that of Nina Simone, with a very strong dose of James Brown thrown in (the fantastic "Fallin'" is a dead ringer for "It's a Man's World"). This retro-ism is further reinforced in her collaboration with 70s soul legend Isaac Hayes on "Rock Wit U". However this reliance on strong historical figures is as much a problem as an asset. In truth this fine talent is being plucked too early. At 20 she's hardly lived enough life to find herself. While she's got a great voice and exquisite musical skills this album lacks the type of individuality that shines so strongly in artists such as Erykah Badu, Jill Scott or India.Aria. This is perhaps why Keys (surely an invented name) has been well hooked up. Jermaine Dupri, Prince and Brian McKnight are all involved in the song writing process. There's a lot of classically trained artists out there, from R Kelly to MJ Cole, but as this shows it's no guarantee of success. There are a few tracks on Songs... that hit the right chord but there's some bum notes too. --Jake Barnes

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!!! Feb. 20 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
No regrets whatsoever!!! She is a classy lady with an extraordinary voice and spectacular stage presence. Multitalented and versatile in her creativity!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop singing along with Alicia Dec 3 2012
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I absolutely love this woman. This album is nothing short of amazing. I can't get enough and have this album on repeat!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Way better then Diary of Alicia Keys June 19 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought Diary of Alicia Keys first before I got Songs in A Minor and it was ok. I only really listned to and liked 7 songs out of the 15. I had a feeling her first album was going to be the same effect. In fact I ended up liking 10 out of the 16 which was a improvment. I feel that this is her best album yet and defently is one you should own. Fallin', Don't Call Me No More, Girlfriend, Butterflyz, A Women's Worth and Jane Doe. Other good tracks are Rock Wit U, Goodbye and Mr. Man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing artist Dec 3 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Alicia Keys is extremely talented. She writes, performs and produces all of her own work. Her voice is beautiful. Definitely recommended!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great CD! High recommendation! June 30 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Great Cd! I do think some of the lyrics could have been better. The profanity in it was not necessary at all. she can express herself better with out it. the top 10 songs on the cd are:
10. Caged Bird
9. Jane Doe
8. Mr. Man
7. Womans Worth
6. Butterflyz
5. How Come U Dont Call Me
4. Girlfriend
3. Fallin'
2. Why Do I Feel So Sad
1. Never Felt This Way
P.S.: this is just from the top of my head and from my point of view. i didnt pick fallin as #1 because i wanted to give all of the other songs to stand out and to kind of come to your attention more. anyway, i think all of the songs are pretty good and i think it would be a great buy for you or a friend!
i also highly recommend her 2nd cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars KEEP LISTENIN 2 IT May 21 2004
By Lb
Format:Audio CD
wen i 1st bought this cd, i didnt really listen 2 the songs + just skimmed thro them, but wen i actually sat down + listened to it properly and the words, i couldnt believe i had actually even considered this was "rubbish". Alicia talents could not have shined thro more amzazingly + beautifully. Everythin from the lyrics to the beat of the songs themselves, are written so soothingly.
Theres a real calmness 2 this album, so if ur goin thro a stressful time + just wana wind down 2 som calming but cool sounds then this is an album 4 u!
HOPED MY REVIEW HELPED U MAKE THE RITE CHOICE! ***
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5.0 out of 5 stars ALICIA - GREAT TITLE, GR8 SOUND, GR8 EVERYTHING! April 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
If uve read any of my other stuff, ul know im about to go fru all songs...
1. Piano & I - a beatufil is cheesy piano-opening 2 songs in a minor. 4/5
2. Girflriend - a lovely funky starting song. 4.5/5
3. How Come U Dont Call Me - a gr8 rendition of Prince's song. 4.5/5
4. Fallin' - amazing & soulful. 5/5
5. Troubles - a nice, ballad-type song with gr8 lyrics and vocals. 4/5
6. Rock Wit U - long opening, then gets real gd. 4.5/5
7. A Womans Worth - a nice song about different sexes. 4/5
8. Jane Doe - gr8 funky song. 5/5
9. Goodbye - i like it. 4/5
10. The Life - ditto. 4.5/5
11. Mr Man - worst song. 3/5
12. Never Felt This Way - beautiful cover of brian mckinghtely, also interlude. 5/5
13. Butterlfyz - 1st song she wrote. quite gd. 4/5
14. Why Do I Feel So Sad - im lovin it. 5/5
15. Caged Bird - amazing! 5/5
best songs (top 5)
5. Y Do I Feel So Sad
4.Jane Doe
3.Caged Bird
2.Never Felt This Way
1. Fallin'
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4.0 out of 5 stars nice April 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
I've owned this CD since she came out with it, and I really liked it. Sure some of the songs are covers or contains some elements of other artist's music, but name an artist or group who has never done that before and I will be surprised. Bands like Radiohead or singers like D'Angelo have done the same. That doesn't mean that they don't have talent.
People who say that Alicia Keys can't sing or doesn't play the piano that well don't know what they are talking about. "Patternisms"?? Song structure maybe?? Do you expect a concerto from her for pete's sake?? Sure, with some practice, a novice could play "Never Felt This Way", but try singing at the same time!! Yah I know, it's hard right? Now try singing and playing "Butterflyz". Thought so. So to say she doesn't have talent really is a false, ignorant statement. I just felt that I had to support her, I think she sings and plays the piano beautifully. Don't listen to these ig'nant fools
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