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Mary J. Blige / Strength Of A Woman

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Mary J. Blige / Strength Of A Woman

Mary J. Blige / Strength Of A Woman

企画物やサントラが続いてたMary J BilgeのHip-Hop Soul回帰作。若手中堅が懐古的な作風やアンビエントな方向に流れる中で、40代半ばのベテランがストリート感覚あふれる今どきのR&Bを展開していて、なかなか爽快だ。
以前のMaryのような痛々しい印象は微塵もなく、最初から最後まで力強く感情のこもったVocalで引っ張っている。
Upな曲、Jazzっぽい曲、しっとりしたスローと構成もバラエティに富んでいる。良曲揃いだが、特にKaytranada+Badbadnotgood Produceの⑫などは、クールでリズムに凝っていて面白いと思う。

Score card


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

15

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

15

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

15

Rating

110

Producers

Darhyl Camper Jr.(1,2,3,5,8)
Brandon "B.A.M." Hodge(4,6,7,9,13)
@Thereallambo and @Darealbiggd(10)
Theron "Neff-U" Feemser(11)
Kaytranada and Badbadnotgood(12)
Hit-Boy(14)

Guests

Kanye West, Quavo, DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott, Prince Charlez, Kaytranada, Badbadnotgood

Tracks

No.TitleComposersPerformerTime
1Love YourselfMary J. Blige / David D. Brown / Charles Hinshaw / Darhyl “DJ” Camper Jr. / Kanye WestMary J. Blige feat. Kanye West04:58
2Thick of ItMary J. Blige / John Goodison / Darhyl “DJ” Camper Jr. / Jazmine Sullivan / Phil WainmanMary J. Blige04:01
3Set Me FreeMary J. Blige / Charles Hinshaw / Darhyl “DJ” Camper Jr. / Jazmine SullivanMary J. Blige03:29
4It’s MeMary J. Blige / Richard Butler / Brandon Hodge / Dwayne Nesmith / Tremaine Neverson / Priscilla ReneaMary J. Blige04:30
5Glow UpMary J. Blige / Missy Elliott / Darhyl “DJ” Camper Jr. / Quavious Marshall / Jazmine SullivanMary J. Blige feat. Quavo,DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott04:06
6U + Me (Love Lesson)Mary J. Blige / David D. Brown / Charles Hinshaw / Brandon HodgeMary J. Blige04:56
7IndestructibleMary J. Blige / Eric Dawkins / Davion Farris / Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge / Elese Teyonie RussellMary J. Blige04:43
8Thank YouMary J. Blige / David D. Brown / Jazmine SullivanMary J. Blige04:05
9SurvivorMary J. Blige / Davion Farris / Dave Hoddell / Spike Hoddell / Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge / William TylerMary J. Blige04:44
10Find the LoveDerrick Baker / Vincent Berry / Mary J. Blige / Cortni Elisa Jordan / Cainon LambMary J. Blige03:23
11SmileMary J. Blige / Theron Feemster / Charles HinshawMary J. Blige feat. Prince Charlez03:42
12Telling the TruthMary J. Blige / Louis Celestin / Chester Hansen / Ashton Simmonds / Alexander Sowinski / Matthew TavaresMary J. Blige feat. Kaytranada, Badbadnotgood03:57
13Strength of a WomanMary J. Blige / Eric Dawkins / Davion Farris / Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge / Benjamin WrightMary J. Blige03:49
14Hello FatherMary J. Blige / Chauncey Hollis / Benjamin WrightMary J. Blige03:19