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Alicia Keys / Here

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Alicia Keys / Here

Alicia Keys / Here

Alicia Keysの4年振り6作目。旦那のSwizz Beatz含め地元New York出身のProducerをメインに、タイトルもHereということでNew Yorkを意識した、原点回帰的意味もある作品。CDジャケットにノーメイクで登場し、サウンドもバンド中心で、泥臭く、生々しい方向にシフトしている。
R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Hip-Hop, LatinなどのBlack Musicの様々な要素を適度に組み合わせた構成になっており、飽きさせないし、成熟した印象を受ける。時にしっとりと時に激しく唄いあげるAliciaのVocalも当然、作品のハイライトになりうるが、こちらは発展途上な気もする。

Score card


rap oriented---------song oriented

15

urban-------------------------earthy

15

familiar----------------------serious

15

Rating

110

Producers

The Ii'lumunaries(Alicia Keys, Mark Batson & Swizz Beatz)(2,3,6,8,12,14,15)
Alicia Keys(5)
Alicia Keys,Swizz Beatz and Tyrone "MusicmanTy" Jhonson(6)
Alicia Keys and Mark Batson(9)
Pharrell Williams(10)
Carlo "Illangelo" Mantagnese and Alicia Keys(16)

Guests

A$ap Rocky, Nas, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Roy Ayers

Tracks

No.TitleComposersPerformerTime
1The Beginning (Interlude)Alicia Keys01:04
2The GospelMark Batson / Kasseem Dean / Robert Diggs / Jason Hunter / Alicia Keys / Shawn Martin / Corey WoodsAlicia Keys03:01
3Pawn It AllMark Batson / Kasseem Dean / Alicia Keys / Harold LillyAlicia Keys03:10
4Elaine Brown (Interlude)Alicia Keys00:50
5Kill Your MamaAlicia Keys / Emeli Sand?Alicia Keys02:40
6She Don’t Really Care_1 LuvWilliam Henry Allen / Roy Ayers / Edwin Birdsong / Walter Booker / Kasseem Dean / Kamaal Fareed / Tyrone Johnson / Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad / Alicia Keys / Charles StepneyAlicia Keys06:07
7Elevate (Interlude)Mark Batson / Kasseem Dean / Alicia Keys / Harold LillyAlicia Keys00:48
8Illusion of BlissAlicia Keys05:23
9Blended Family (What You Do for Love)Brandon Aly / Edie Brickell / John Bush / John Houser / Latisha Hyman / Alicia Keys / Dave Kuncio / Rakim Mayers / Kenneth WithrowAlicia Keys feat. A$ap Rocky03:31
10Work on ItAlicia Keys / Pharrell WilliamsAlicia Keys03:34
11Cocoa Butter (Cross & Pic Interlude)Alicia Keys00:59
12Girl Can’t Be HerselfMark Batson / Alicia Keys / Harold Lilly / Shawn MartinAlicia Keys02:39
13You Glow (Interlude)Alicia Keys00:25
14More Than We KnowMark Batson / Latisha Hyman / Alicia Keys / Harold Lilly / Shawn MartinAlicia Keys04:35
15Where Do We Begin NowMark Batson / Alicia Keys / Harold LillyAlicia Keys02:47
16Holy WarAlicia Keys / Carlo Montagnese / Billy WalshAlicia Keys04:22

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