Songs In A Minor
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Songs In A Minor

June 26, 2001

  Song Title Artist
Piano & I Alicia Keys
Girlfriend Alicia Keys
How Come You Don't Call Me Alicia Keys
Fallin' Alicia Keys
Troubles Alicia Keys
Rock Wit U Alicia Keys
A Woman's Worth Alicia Keys
Jane Doe Alicia Keys
Goodbye Alicia Keys
The Life Alicia Keys
Mr. Man Alicia Keys;Jimmy Cozier
Never Felt This Way Alicia Keys
Butterflyz Alicia Keys
Why Do I Feel So Sad Alicia Keys
Caged Bird Alicia Keys
Lovin U Alicia Keys

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 26, 2001
  • Release Date: June 26, 2001
  • Label: J Records
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  • Total Length: 1:03:04
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  • ASIN: B00138KJPE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (770 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,373 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Alica Keys' is the sexy Aquarian that won five Grammy's for this her debut album for a reason, she is that good! Take a piece of Roberta Flack, Al Green, & Stevie Wonder pour into a twenty first century Motown gal & you'll have Alicia Keys'. Rich soulful vocals, warm melodies & catchy lyrics that make this album a winner. Since she is classically trained it is clear after only one listening that her timing is perfect.

There are sixteen tracks including two remakes, "Someday We'll Be Free & Prince's How Come You Don't Call Me." These two were fine but I like her tunes far more. They range from slow, midtempo, to fast. "Fallin," is hands down the best song on the album & for me the best ballad since the Rolling Stones "Almost Here You Cry" from 1989's "Steel Wheels" album. "Fallin" should have been the number one song of 2001, not Christina Aguilera's screaming tune. "Fallin" has an Acapella intro & the violin of Miri Ben Ari that comes in with a smooth feeling. "A Womans Worth," has a satiny flow of lyrics as she tells her guy about her fine qualities & how she deserves to be treated. Then how she will reciprocate because he is worth it. "Butterflz," a fine tune with a jazzy piano & flowing lyrics. "Never Felt This Way," has classic piano sounds & lyrics describing a first love.

Other good tunes are "The Life," its catchy lyrics & an alluring melody give it a sensual 1960's soulful vibe. "Rock Wit You," is a funky song with a rich vocal delivery. "Girlfriend," has a rocking instrumental intro that was a pleasant surprise. With this album you will never have to hit the skip button. I love Alicia Keys' unique approach & the way she can immerse herself into the songs, whether they are her own or remakes. Lastly, she is the best new artist since the Police's first album came out in the late 1970's.
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103 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "...A Minor" is Major August 22, 2001
Format:Audio CD
As a professional musician/composer/arranger, I was a bit skeptical of this CD. I had first heard Alicia Keys on the Oprah Show and immediately saw some genius. I was skeptical because she appeared to be pretty young and most up and coming artists have "one-hit wonder" potential. Alica Keys is the real thing. When I rate a CD, I base my score on how many cuts appeal to me. If I have to fast forward a couple of times, I give it a 4. This CD receives a 5 based on my never touching the skip button. You should listen at least three times before judging this one--I have found outstanding CD's are usually those that require plenty of listening before you realize it's great. Many musical styles are on this CD of which my favorite cuts include the Latin "Mr. Man" which is very addictive. "Fallin" is receiving plenty of air play and will probably wear thin on me but the remainder of the CD is well worth the asking price. "Caged Bird" is a really well written ballad which all should enjoy. Play "Piano and I" softly if kids are home. If you purchase this CD, you will be writing a 5-star review as I have! Great purchase.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars KEY OF LIFE June 27, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I'm having a vision. Something is definitely happening. I've been praying ever since I started tuning out the radio. When the radio started letting me down with bootylicious, Cristal sipping, materialism. I kept praying and praying. I knew there was hope because Jill Scott came along, then Erykah came back out. We heard a single from Eric Benet, one from Maxwell...but I knew there would be more...and prayers again have been answered because when Nikka Costa dropped a heavy load of hot funk, I knew a rhythm and blues princess wasn't far behind. Alicia Keys dropped the purely beautiful, yet too short single "Fallin'" and I thanked the musical Heavens! On Songs in A Minor, Alicia gives us beautiful melodies and lyrics especially on the second half of the album. I've heard many pump her up as this generations female Stevie, and even though her piano skills do evoke the spirit of many Stevie's haunted, gorgeous tracks, Alicia Keys just knows who and what real music is. She's brave to be 20 and come out with such a mature debut, while most her counterparts are trying to sell albums by shaking their bon-bons and singing about the same old played-out situations...Miss Keys sings about love: the finding, the losing, and the unexplainable feelings. And even though at a time or two, this album seems to fall short of its hype, its far better than over half the silly sounds blaring out of the radio..Alicia's got incredible soul and she knows how to instrument it.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Wait June 27, 2001
By Haygn
Format:Audio CD
I have been waiting for Alicia Keys to release an album now since the Men in Black soundtrack came out. With the release of "Songs in A Minor", I can see that all that time spent waiting was definitely worth it. While all of the songs are beautifully crafted, standout tracks are the first single "Fallin'", "The Life" Caged Bird" "Rock Wit U" and a cover of Prince's b side "how Come You Don't Call Me." Alicia has a style all her own, and it truly sets her apart from all the other current R&B divas. It will also keep her from being just a one hit wonder or a flavor of the month. Classically trained, her piano playing and her touching lyrics can ignite. Hers is a talent which is very rare these days in our younger performers. She will have a career that stands the test of time like superstar rock diva Tina Turner, or Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. All of her talents, coupled with the fact that she is beautiful to boot, will help to make Alicia Keys the star she is destined to be. A young woman that writes her own music, thinks for herself, is well spoken and gorgeous...THAT my friends, is the very definition of 'Bootylicious!'
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice beats and lyrics
Alicia Keys shows diversity by mixing her lyrics with tight beats and of course her piano! Love this album. A must for your collection.
Published 3 months ago by mrbsmallz
4.0 out of 5 stars Agin amazon delivered a great cd in great condition for a good price,
This was another gift for my sister and she loved it, when I send her a gift she loves Im happy
Published 4 months ago by Kirk l Broadway
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
One word to describe Alicia Keys. AMAZING! This one woman is gifted and I enjoy everything she has put out. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Letha
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs in A Minor, Alicia Keys.
Loved her voice the first time I heard it and now she is a super star, not suprizing to me.
Published 5 months ago by Kathleen V. Galyon
5.0 out of 5 stars Alicia at Her Best. this is what got her noticed!
This is the original Alicia braids and all. Creative first CD intermingling the classical with soul. Some powerful lyrics. Read more
Published 6 months ago by CD music collector
5.0 out of 5 stars DISABLED DAUGHTER LOVE IT!
Exactly what she had been searching for and had it. It was the perfect gift for her song collection
Published 8 months ago by AmazonMom
1.0 out of 5 stars Broken cases
I am extremely disappointed with the packaging - 3 CD's in an envelope - 3 broken cases. When I called customer service, they had a problem with the fact that I was disappointed... Read more
Published 9 months ago by PAT S
1.0 out of 5 stars i like one song
Sad to say I was disappointed when I heard the Cd. I could listen to thefirst song rightaway because of language. I did find one song I liked and thought was worth listening to. Read more
Published 9 months ago by perdykool
4.0 out of 5 stars I love Alicia Keys soooo much
this cd had so many songs I love...."Fallin" is one of my very very favorites. I play this cd every day on my way to work.
Published 10 months ago by TC
5.0 out of 5 stars replacement
I bought this to replace to original that was stolen from me. It came to me in good quality and ready to go :)
Published 10 months ago by Marah Baugher
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