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Alicia Keys / KEYS

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Alicia Keys / KEYS

Alicia Keys / KEYS

Alicia Keysの1年強振り8作目。過去最短のインターバルでのリリースでしかもCDは2枚組となった。1枚目がOriginal Version、2枚目がUnlocked(つまりKey無し) Versionとなっており、一部入れ違いはあるが、同じ曲をそれぞれのVersionでアレンジしている。
OriginalsはAlicia中心のオーソドックスなTrackとなっており、UnlockedはMike Will Mede-ItとAliciaによる、今風のサウンドのTrackになっていて、はっきりとした違いがあるので、聴き比べると、Producerの工夫やアイデアが明確になって面白い。
個人的には、どちらも遜色なく良いと思ったが、Originalsのほうはデビュー当時に近いし、Alicia本人としては、こちらを指向しているのではないかと思う。
それにしても過去の作品を含めて、アルバムタイトルを見ると、ずっと身近な範囲を対象にしている感じで、世の趨勢に囚われず、ぶれが無いところは、ある意味、流石だ。

Score card


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

15

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

15

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

15

Rating

110

Producers

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz(1,5,7,8,9,10,12,13,14)
Alicia Keys(2,3
Fred Bakk and Alicia Keys(4)
arrabMUSIK(6)
Alicia Keys and Mike WIll Made-It(11,15,16,17,18,19,20,22,24,25)
Mike WIll Made-It, Carter Lang, BJ Burton(21)
Fred Ball, Dean McIntosh(23)
Suzy Shinn and VRon(26)

Guests

Diamond Platinumz, Sampha, Tierra Whack, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Jill Scott, Davide Rossi

Tracks

No.TitleComposersPerformerTime
1Plentiful (Originals)Alicia Keys, Kasseem Dean, Dwight Grant, Kanye West, Graham NashAlicia Keys feat. Pusha T03:01
2Skydive (Originals)Alicia Keys, Raphael Saadiq, Kenton NixAlicia Keys03:01
3Best of Me (Originals)Alicia Keys, Raphael Saadiq, Helen Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart MatthewmanAlicia Keys03:58
4Dead End Road (Originals)Alicia Keys, Fredrik Ball, Dean McIntoshAlicia Keys03:32
5Is It Insane (Originals)Alicia KeysAlicia Keys06:21
6Billions (Originals)Alicia Keys, Abraham OrellanaAlicia Keys03:19
7Love When You Call My Name (Originals)Alicia Keys, Raphael SaadiqAlicia Keys03:37
8Only You (Originals)Alicia Keys, Raphael SaadiqAlicia Keys03:15
9Daffodils (Originals)Alicia Keys, Natalie HembyAlicia Keys04:33
10Old Memories (Originals)Alicia Keys, Natalie HembyAlicia Keys03:01
11Nat King Cole (Originals)Alicia Keys, Natalie Hemby, Marquel Middlebrooks, Michael Williams II, Bill WithersAlicia Keys03:39
12Paper Flowers (Originals)Alicia Keys, Brandi CarlileAlicia Keys feat. Brandi Carlile03:24
13Like Water (Originals)Alicia Keys, Sia Furler, Mark BatsonAlicia Keys03:57
14KeysAlicia KeysAlicia Keys01:25
15Only You (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Raphael Saadiq, Michael Williams II, Asheton Hogan, Pierre SlaughterAlicia Keys03:01
16Skydive (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Raphael Saadiq, Michael Williams II, Asheton Hogan, Kenton NixAlicia Keys03:01
17Best of Me (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Raphael Saadiq, Michael Williams II, Helen Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Barry WhiteAlicia Keys03:49
18LALA (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Khalif Brown, Michael Williams II, Darryl Ellis, Paul Richmond, Ruben LockeAlicia Keys feat. Swae Lee04:26
19Nat King Cole (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Dwayne Carter, Natalie Hemby, Middlebrooks, Michael Williams II, Bill WithersAlicia Keys feat. Lil Wayne04:05
20Is It Insane (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Hogan, Michael Williams IIAlicia Keys04:27
21Come For Me (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Khalid Robinson, David Brown, Jermaine Cole, Michael Williams II, Carter Lang, BJ BurtonAlicia Keys feat. Khalid, Lucky Daye03:29
22Old Memories (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Natalie Hemby, Shondrae Crawford, Michael Williams IIAlicia Keys03:52
23Dead End Road (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Fredrik Ball, Dean McIntoshAlicia Keys03:32
24Love When You Call My Name (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Raphael Saadiq, Michael Williams IIAlicia Keys03:15
25Daffodils (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Natalie Hemby, Michael Williams IIAlicia Keys03:01
26Billions (Unlocked)Alicia Keys, Abraham OrellanaAlicia Keys03:00

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