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A New Discovery,
This review is from: Girl On Fire (Audio CD)While Alicia Keys has been around for over 10 years, Girl on Fire is the first of her albums that I have bought or listened to. So, I guess I've been missing the boat if this is representative of her previous work - which I intend to check out soon, btw. She has a great combination of vocal, piano, and songwriting talent. I do find it curious that "Girl On Fire" is the first single; however, I think it is far from the strongest track on the album. I like everything but "Fire We Make" (sorry, I didn't care for Maxwell's vocals) better than "Girl On Fire". My favorites are "That's When I Knew", "Brand New Me", and "When It's All Over" the last of which ends with a playful dialog toddler son. I thought this gave her already personal lyrics and even more personal touch. All three of those songs have vocals that are very expressive and earnest, and I connected with them the most. The rest of the songs are also good (with the exceptions noted above). I would recommend this album to anyone who likes strong vocals and piano with R&B backing.
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Initial post: Nov 27, 2012 5:46:38 PM PST
J. Olsen says:
The song Girl on Fire also has a Bluelight version you can buy on iTunes or check it out on Youtube. It's a more warm and intimate version, less urgent, no Nicki rap. The one on the album is called the Inferno version. Two different approaches to the song.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 4:31:50 AM PST
Philip R. Heath says:
The other version is better, but I still think it is one of the weaker songs on the album.
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