Flesh Tone

Kelis - Flesh Tone
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2010 Ratings: #369 / 855
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
2010 Ratings: #73
July 6, 2010 / Release Date
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A&M / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

72
Pitchfork

Kelis is the unluckiest R&B singer of the modern era. She's enjoyed big hits that have crossed over from urban radio to the novelty-hungry pop audience. The problem is just that, though: Songs like "Milkshake" and "Caught Out There" were taken as novelty songs in the U.S. With Kelis classed as a weirdo outsider-- or worse, nothing more than a mouthpiece for the Neptunes-- both 1999's Kaleidoscope and 2003's Tasty sank from memory once America had squeezed her striking singles dry. Kelis hit the scene in that brief window opened by Missy Elliot, when it looked like R&B radio might have room for more than one oddball with an experimentalist's bent. Despite the fact that her producer pals had the zeitgeist in a stranglehold for a few years, this proved not to be case, to say the least.

marvelgaryen
84
I'm so surprised by this album honestly, I wish I heard this before, amazing eletropop gem
u4ya
98
This album was THE album for me. the songs and arrangements were great. She did the dance album way before the dance albums were a thing.
90
This album was so good, and felt so fresh at the time, I played this a lot in my teens when i was growing up, and the track 4th of July reminds me of falling in love for the first time.

I remember being shocked that Kelis brought out a dance album, but it works so well, and still sounds good today 13/06/2018
PMM
65
Intro 6.2
22nd Century 6.4
4th of July (Fireworks) 6.8
Home 6.9
Acapella 7
Scream 5.6
Emancipate 7.2
Brave 6.5
Song for the Baby 5.2
Carefree American 6.9
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#20/Drowned in Sound
#53/NME

Track List

  1. Intro 
  2. 22nd Century 
  3. 4th of July (Fireworks) 
  4. Home 
  5. Acapella 
  6. Scream 
  7. Emancipate 
  8. Brave 
  9. Song For The Baby

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