Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Album Review: Keri Hilson

I just bought Keri Hilson's new album and I must admit that I was hoping that I didn't over hype her LP. Well the verdict is great, I listened to the album on the way back from the record store and I was blown away by the sheer talent in her writing and production.

Keri Hilson is one of those writers who knows that perfect pop formula but she does not over do it. Keri has been producing, writing, making demos and being a video girl for over twelve years and now this album is meant to show what she can do.

I think she delivered the perfect pop and r&b album. Subsequently, don't be deceived by the title In A Perfect World... she does not mean that life is perfect... in fact quite the opposite. This album opens up with some fun songs you can listen to in the club but then it slowly shifts over to baby making music and heavy relationship music. I think that Keri did a great job keeping her guest list short because we know she could of done what Timbaland or Diddy did and include a guest on every single song. I feel she shined brighter on those songs that did not have any guests like "Slow Dance" and "Make Love".

Furthermore, with heavy production from Timbaland and Polow Da Don In A Perfect World… is a stellar album. With all the ladies in r&b like Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and Ciara, where was Keri going to fit in? The answer is that she is not trying to fit in, she is trying to make her own spot and that is something that was very constant in her album. There is not one song on her album that sounds manufactured or recycled and that is such a hard thing to do when everyone is doing the auto tune thing.

The album consist of 14 tracks and the album is one of those you can just press play to. My final ruling is that she deserves that dime diva status! Check it out here:



46 comments:

  1. “Keep rockin’ and keep knockin’, whether you Louboutin it up or Reebokin’.”

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  2. one of the best r&b albums ever.

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  3. My favorite track on the album is Make Love. Thanks for the review. I agree.

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  4. This is an R&B album to groove to. I seriously could listen to this the whole through.

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  5. my vote for album of the year!

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  6. I heard the turning me on remix was going at Nicole from the Pussycatdolls dat what i heard and not beyonce or ciara ;)

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  7. wil buy like 3 coppies of her album because Ciara does nothing for me but dance around the stage And Queen Bey is not hurt by Keri Hilson so im a fan of both ...

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  8. The number one song I like is "make love"

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  9. Kerri Hilson's CD Is Really Good
    I love It!

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  10. To FuckKeriHilson: Hey, you are just as bad as those Beyonce haters. Get a damn life, Keri never did shit to you.


    Me personally I like the album, but I feel like the beat production overshadows her voice. However Knock You Down, Change Me, Alienated, and Energy are my jams. I especially looove the lyrics to Energy, so real and true. Alot of the songs on there are relatable, so good job to her on her debut. Hopefully her next album is better.

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  11. I can listen to over and over: Slow Dance, Make Love and Knock You Down.

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  12. I went to listen to the album earlier. After I watched this of course. OMG you weren't lying the "Make Love" track is hot. I've been hearing those other singles but mann when I heard "Tell Him The Truth", I couldn't stop playing it!!! I like that Slow dance song a lot too!

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  13. Yeah it is a good debut album for her but I fear that the push backs have taken the steam off of this album and I do feel like she left some good tracks off of this album. I loved do it and that new song with t-pain : patron :)

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  14. Its a good album. I am absolutely love Knock You Down! That is my jam. Oh and Slow Dance, OMG that song is so sexy!

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  15. i will b buyin it...
    WALMART
    here I come!

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  16. BUY HER ALBUM PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!SUPPORT NEW ARTIST. + her album is amazing. She got a "A" from Entertainment Weekly!

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  17. I agree. I like her CD its kinda of a breath of fresh air compared to most of the crap that been coming out and yes thats including the all Mighty "B". I feel u on the Akon song tho, it doesn't flow with the rest of the CD.

    From this album, you can tell that Keri is more of a creative artist and isn't a record label manufactured pop star like Rihanna.....opps did I say that? lol

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  18. After i heard "Knock you down", i was pretty much sold. It's weird because out of all the singles that she releaed, i've liked "Energy" the most. It's sad when a song like "Turnin Me On" is more successful than a song like "Energy". Don't ge me wrong, i LOVE "Turnin Me On" but in terms of lyrics and meaning, "Energy" is a better song.

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  19. I have slept on her for a while...but this album is now on my repeat! I love it. Especially make love.

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  20. i'm buying it off i-tunes! i heard some of the songs on there and i really liked them. hope her album sells well.

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  21. I Love Keri's CD

    I already loved her first 3 Singles but now I like "Make Love", "Knock You Down", "Slow Dance", "Intuition", "Alienated", "Tell Him The Truth", & "Where Did He Go" as well. The other songs will have to grow on me.

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  22. She should of put 'Happy Juice' Ft Snoop Dogg.

    I was surprised when it wasn't on there ..

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  23. I'm gonna go give it a listen, I was very skeptical about it at first but Imma listen and hit you up after I listen. Thanks for the review!

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  24. I Love Her Album.. I Really Her, I Think She is gonna go far!!! GO KERI HILSON

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  25. Yes! I've already pre-ordered mine a while back, so excited! (:

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  26. I'm buying this CD after work today!!! Thanks for the review.

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  27. her album is awesome idk why ur complaining LOL
    espicially on THIS AMAZING SONG's VIDEO
    :S
    some ppl are weird

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  28. Polow's been killing the beats lately

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  29. after your few posts it looks like Beyonce is being challenged hardcore by Ciara and Keri Hilson... Sasha Fierce better start upping her game.

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  30. I recognize a real woman and my dime diva!!!

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  31. My favorite track is get your money up. It is pure purrfection ;)

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  32. I can't stand lil' wayne but the album is fiyah!

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  33. keri hilson album is off the hook kn body looks at the fact beyonce thinks she is to good to come back at keri or caira.

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  34. i AGREE!!!!...intuition is Ols School Timb material..I LOVE IT!!!!......and Akon's verse on Change me is Horrid...i think Akon needs to know when to just draw the line with his 'singin'....

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  35. I'm so getting her album. I've been waiting for months and so far she has yet to disappoint me with anything she's released as a single or with someone else. I hope to see her at the top of the Billboard Top 100for both charts (overall and r&b as well).

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  36. the 'where did you go' track was one of her first songs that leaked that got her alot of 'underground' attention. its a fan fave of the people who were riding with her from a few years back. i guess thats why she put it on the album.

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  37. I just bought my copy today and I have it on replay.

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  38. It's a masterpiece!

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  39. One of my favorites!

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  40. I respect her grind so much!

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  41. This CD makes me respect her so much!

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  42. Her Album is phenominal !!!

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  43. Real talk this Albulm is pure gold. Evwery song on the CD is one of those songs that you can never get tired of. She shows everyone that she is a magnificent song writer with a voice with such a beautiful tone. I can't say this enough, Keri Hilson is honestly the best RnB singer out. No one is touching her. Everyone has A thought in their mind that says, "Wow I would Download that CD", But with In a Perfect World..... You think "Whoo I would so go buy this Album. This Review din't tell you if this CD is good or bad,but I'm letting you know that it is Amazing.....And hey if you don't believe me try it for yourself.......Keri Hilson In a Perfect World....In Stores Now......Please support a great Artist and buy her album now!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  44. The Album is good...its a very nice album, u guys need to listen to it..it will blow your minds, i have a copy of the album.

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