Brandy - B7
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #317 / 819
User Score
Based on 113 ratings
2020 Ratings: #728
Liked by 4 people
July 31, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brand Nu, Entertainment One / Label
R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Albumism
In the R&B genre where some of its purveyors are occasionally susceptible to the siren call of artifice and theatrics, Brandy sidesteps manufactured drama and goes for music imbued with heart and technical prowess.
90
AllMusic
She and her fellow writers and producers have put together the type of album that drowns out the world and keeps giving with each play.
80
Clash

‘B7’ is a triumph. A record worth savouring, it sits alongside NewGen R&B talent ... while retaining that classic touch. A master of the form, it’s a joy to have Brandy back in our lives.

80
The Observer
The familiar acrobatic vocals and sublime harmonies are there, but the R&B star’s first album in eight years is not all about nostalgia.
70
Exclaim!

B7 is meticulous in its references to pop and R&B history, of which Brandy's own career is such an important facet.

68
Pitchfork
The “vocal bible” of pop R&B returns with her first album in eight years, sounding poised and warm but lacking some spark.
60
NME

It may have taken almost a decade to arrive, but Brandy’s new album was worth the wait – not simply because of its ear-candy qualities, but also because it has helped one of R&B’s most revered talents find her smile again.

gopxity
75
Really enjoyed this! I thought the first half of the album was damn near perfect, while the second half was kind of average in my opinon. Brandy's voice is as beautiful as ever and after 8 years, this album did not disappoint!

Favorite tracks: Saving All My Love, Unconditional Oceans, Lucid Dreams, Borderline, No Tomorrow, Say Something, Love Again
Least favorite: Baby Mama
MarkyC
30
Jarring vocal acrobatics and processed harmonies are disjointed by pointless interludes and clumsy audio mixing. Eight years have passed and Brandy is still searching for a hook.
Julifork
69
Acho que depois de quase 10 anos sem lançar nada poderia ser um pouquinho melhor, não? Tem várias musicas ótimas como "Lucid Dreams", "Borderline" e "Unconditional Oceans", adorei a vibe meditativa na produção. A voz impecável como sempre, né.

Já as letras, notei que são bastante pessoais porém pouco interessantes. No geral, é um bom album mas faltou inovação e ... read more
tha138
56
With her seventh album, Brandy is looking for a place among the latest trends in modern r'n'b, but, she will need something more than an impressive style to hold the headlights on her, for a little longer.
TheToxicMartian
79
EDIT: Three months after this post, the track scores have been edited to fit a more realistic rating, because I know I was very biased by Brandy not having had drop a project in too long, oops.

Eight years after her last effort, this album is no doubt long overdue, and her fans have been waiting, pregnant with anticipation. And Brandy delivers, and exceeds expectations, especially for those who were hoping for a vocal layering masterpiece. It is no doubt that this is one of her most cohesive ... read more
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Track List

  1. Saving All My Love
  2. Unconditional Oceans
  3. Rather Be
  4. All My Life, Pt. 1
  5. Lucid Dreams
  6. Borderline
  7. No Tomorrow
  8. Say Something
  9. All My Life, Pt. 2
  10. I Am More
  11. High Heels
  12. Baby Mama (feat. Chance the Rapper)
  13. All My Life, Pt. 3
  14. Love Again
  15. Bye Bipolar

Year End Lists

#12/Albumism
#42/Billboard
/AllMusic
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Added on: July 26, 2020