Brandy - B7
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #292 / 760
User Score
Based on 84 ratings
2020 Ratings: #541
Liked by 3 people
July 31, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brand Nu, Entertainment One / Label
R&B / Genres
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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.
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.

‘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.

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.

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

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

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.

This is definitely one of the most hit or miss albums to drop in a long time. The peaks of this album are really great with some fantastic and soothing songwriting, but the low points on this album might be some of the worst produced tracks to come out of this year overall. One thing that does remain consistent throughout the project is the vocal ability. Brandy has always had a great singing voice and that obviously shines as the main factor of this album. However, this entire album was just ... read more
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.
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
After the mass genocide of R&B from the top of the charts in the mid 2000s, many R&B acts who debuted in the late 90’s and early aughts found themselves incapable of future significant commercial success. Stripped of their mainstream popularity, these artists have adapted to varying degrees of success to continue making quality R&B music outside of the limelight. One who has continued making solid music is Brandy, as R&B begins to creep back to the forefront of the music ... read more
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.
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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
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Added on: July 26, 2020