About this title: Like Erykah Badu and other retro-soul artists who have followed her, Alicia Keys is trying to redefine modern R&B by injecting it with jazz and blues. In Songs in A Minor, Keys accomplishes her goal with poise and skill. The highlight of the album is "Fallin'," the debut single that features a haunting piano-and-strings arrangement reminiscent of James Brown's classic "It's a Man's Man's Man's World." Keys' piano work on "Butterflyz" and "Goodbye" is equally impressive, as is her flair for up-tempo numbers such as "Jane Doe ...
Tracks on this album
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