Raven's album was a surprise for me, I know she has done previous albums, but have never heard them, cause at first I thought she'd be cheesy, another Hilary Duff, Avril Lavigne, Ashlee Simpson, Britney with urban appeal u know? No disrespect to any of those artist, I just don't believe their words, voice talent or motives for doing music. Raven can sing, so I found out I was wrong. Slowly I started catching episodes here and there of 'That's So Raven', and I have to say it's a guilty pleasure, but she's so talented that I cannot take that away from her. I heard "Backflip" once on BET when they did ACCESS GRANTED, I did not know she had an album dropping, I took my chances picked it up. It is different, bold in its own right and shows her true personality. I was content, and I am a huge fan of people like Mariah Carey, Janet, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Christina Milian...didn't think there would be room for a Raven, but there is LOL, she has impressive things to say for her age, seems so balanced and comes off calmly on her album, does not need to lose weight, take off clothes or sell her self out to be heard, and has shown she makes music cause she likes it, not cause she expects 2x's platinum records. That's what defines an artist, once they start doing albums for personal glory not publicity. I give her credit. "Backflip", "Mystify", "Set Me Free", "Alice" (Great message, creative), "Bump", "Typical" stand out, "Life Is Beautiful" is funky and "Grazing In The Grass" is reminiscent of her smile, fresh and fun.