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The Element of Freedom

Alicia KeysAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Love Is Blind [Clean]Alicia Keys 3:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen10. Put It In A Love Song [Clean]Alicia Keys feat. Beyoncé Knowles 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. This BedAlicia Keys 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Distance And TimeAlicia Keys 4:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen14. Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken DownAlicia Keys 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 15, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: December 15, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: J-Records
  • ASIN: B002R0F3Q2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,885 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2009 release, the fourth album from the 12-time Grammy Award winning Pop/R&B diva. The album was produced by Alicia, Kerry Krucial Brothers and Jeff Bhasker and includes the singles 'Doesn't Mean Anything' and 'Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart'. Alicia has sold over 25 million albums worldwide and over 6.7 million digital tracks in the U.S. alone. Elements Of Freedom is yet another big step forward for Alicia. With each album, she has grown as an artist and performer and has achieved commercial success that has lifted her to 'Superstar' status.

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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Element Of Freedom....Indeed December 17, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I was a bit apprehensive with the new album when I heard and saw the video for the first single "Doesn't Mean Anything". It just seemed like it went on and on, and it got boring afterwhile. Then my interest was peaked a bit when the second single "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" was released; I didn't care for the video all too much but it was different than her other singles. So when the day came that it finally came out, I figure why not get it (or someone get it for me).
Alicia Keys has never let me down with previous albums, despite the inconsistencies on each album. I put the album in and I haven't stop playing it since.
For starters, she actually put an intro, and it makes sense and its pretty deep given its short.
Then it continues into "Love Is blind" which I really really love because it's not her usual sound and register, I almost thought it was somebody else. The lyrics are 'take 'em or leave 'em' but the music and the production is so addictive, you're jamming anyway.
By the time "Doesn't Mean Anything" came around, it made sense where it was and it was less obnoxious after hearing "Love Is Blind".
Although, I cringe when artists put all there singles in chronological order on the album, it didn't bother me much when the song was followed by the 2nd single "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart".
There are slight weak moments: "Wait Til You See Smile" is one of those light, fluffy records on the album that teeter between fluff and filler. But I will give Alicia credit for putting those light, airy songs between heavy hitting moments on the album.
My two all-time favorites on the album, three if you include "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart", are That's How Strong My Love Is" & "Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)".
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On Par with the first, Better than her last Album December 17, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Alicia Key's "The Element of Freedom" is on par with her first and second albums. It is outstanding. This is the Alicia you remember from her earlier work, not the screaming Aretha Franklin Alicia, which I find nothing wrong with, but if you loved her "Butterfly" "Diary" "Fallen" "Mr. Man" voice, you will love this album. It is a preferance. She doesn't belch out hig notes as much, its just sweet and humble. Almost every song on this album has single potential. Except for the track with her and Beyonce, each track is crafted beautifully. I Love "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" but check out "Unthinkable" which is sleeper hit. I complete disagree with one of the reviewers who hated, "Empire State of Mind 2" because it sounds even better. Pick this album up, its worth it, best work in 6 years, I love it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alicia Keys evolves.... January 7, 2010
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First off let me say that I really respect and appreciate Alicia Keys as an artist and I have been a true fan from the beginning. I love that all her albums reflect real life and touch your inner most emotions with such a soulful voice. The album Element of Freedom is no different. Her 1st non musical Intro is so short but yet so powerful! Some tracks have a different sound, like "Love is Blind" and "This Bed" and it's obvious that she is evolving as a woman and an artist. My favorites are "Put it in a Love Song", "Un-thinkable(I'm Ready)", "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart", "Empire State of Mind II", "Wait Til You See My Smile", "Like the Sea", "Distance and Time", "How it Feels to Fly"...Ok, wow let me stop cuz that's most of the album! Anyway, I do love this album and haven't put it down yet. And no, it's not my favorite album from her (cuz that would be "Diary"), but I still love it anyway cuz it's Alicia Keys expressing her personal trials and tribulations while growing into her own skin. Not everyone can express their life's ups and downs through songs, but Alicia always sings straight from the heart and you can't help but to respect that.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You Alicia for another great album December 15, 2009
By Lee D.
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album first thing this morning and on the first listen i honestly told myself,"I can see myself really getting into this album--still not quite as good as as i am but thats okay"(who really outdoes themselves back to back on every album, i think it's always a lot of hit and miss and because you really like the artist you take the good with the not so good)

Note:What i don't understand is why other reviewers have to form some kind of an opinion about other peoples reviews--everybodys entitled to their own opinion its not that serious.

Now to the album--I,as a fluent music listener and alicia keys fan,appreciate when an artist changes it up every album,i also believe its not fair to compare albums unless the album is just really gagrbage---and this album is NOT garbage--trust me.This album is just a distinct change from alicia's normal style(which every album has been--go listen before you speak)and i appreciate it.Just give it a chance--i think if you are a true alicia keys fan, and not just someone who calls themselves a fan because she's popular and you thought it was the cool thing to buy her previous albums,you'll really enjoy this album.It may not hit you as soon as As I Am probably did but youll still enjoy it very much.GREAT LYRICS,GREAT TRACKS,GREAT TOPICS,GREAT VOICE.

Love is Blind
Thats How Strong my Love is
Love is my Disease
Like the Sea
Distance and Time
How it Feels to Fly

others are still really good..

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Alicia Keys is a great singer and I love her music and this was a great buy for me.
Published 2 days ago by Renee DeVine
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as pleased as first two
Not the same material as the previous two I bought and it was cut very small. It's nice but it should be explained this is a different material and the cut is different.
Published 5 days ago by shawan smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it.
Published 6 days ago by Charles Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Soulful!
This cd is full of soul! I enjoy the vibe and soulful sounds on a night drive in my car or when Im having a stressful day! Read more
Published 26 days ago by WIFE
3.0 out of 5 stars B
Standard grading system here due to entertainment being so subjective to the individual, it all about taste and personal preference
Published 1 month ago by SharpFocus Photo
5.0 out of 5 stars In My Opinion, Alicia Key's Greatest Works, Collectively As An Album!
This album is my favorite Alicia Key's Album in terms of it's artistic relation to Real-Life experiences, and in that all the songs' fulfill their purpose in relaying a positive... Read more
Published 3 months ago by LadyLotus
5.0 out of 5 stars Alicia Keys
What more needs to be said. She grows. Her music is timeless. And she knows how to marry the music to the video form.
Published 3 months ago by Vanissa Thurman
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great CD.
What can't this women sing or do???? She is just so smooth and youthful with her song. I love her look and voice.
Published 6 months ago by Marie Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT JOB!
Alicia Keys says it when you can't. I am an absolute fan of her albums. She has a powerful voice and a very soothing effect to anyone who has experienced love. GREAT ALBUM!
Published 6 months ago by honeybee2002
1.0 out of 5 stars Late
This is a gift and was delayed..I buy a lot from amazon and I think the shipping for the most part is good but I hate that it had to be a gift that was late
Published 9 months ago by mz.birf
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Addicted to "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)"
I absolutely agree with you. That is my favorite track on the album. I feel that the beat itself is special and Alicia's voice is so sweet and she sings with such powerful emotion and passion. Everytime I listen to it I feel like I'm being snatched away somewhere to a peaceful state of mind.
Jan 13, 2010 by EnCore |  See all 11 posts
Track lisiting
i cannot wait to hear the beyonce duet!! ahhh ive been waiting for this! 2 of <y favorite singers! together! yay! now i need mariah and beyonce!! together! lol
Nov 30, 2009 by Humberto Jacobo |  See all 5 posts
Now that's more like it!
I don't like either lol. This one is better, but the dress with the feathers don't look good. A different dress would've looked better IMO.
Dec 2, 2009 by Gabriel Santistevan |  See all 6 posts
How it Feels to Fly background singers (Livre)
They are A-MA-ZING! I've dreamed of being a background singer. Blending with other people and creating lush, supporting chords is such a rush.
Dec 25, 2009 by LuKasAV6 |  See all 2 posts
empire state of mine part 2 unplugged
not on CD. IF You buy the Deluxe CD/DVD at Target, A Live acoustic version is on DVD

Or if you're buying the Album on iTunes, the Deluxe edition's videos are also Target's DVD

See my form here below entitled "Track Listing" for more details
Dec 12, 2009 by I'm hungry. feed me |  See all 2 posts
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