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It's clearly obvious how Tank feels once you hear this CD.,
This review is from: This Is How I Feel (Audio CD)
Even though I was a fan of "Maybe I Deserve", I have no problem admitting that I never paid attention to Force of Nature. I would take the CD out to listen to "Maybe I Deserve" and eventually "Slowly" and the CD ended up collecting dust. Even though I liked the track "One Man", I never purchased the CD and I still haven't heard it 'til this day. When I heard "Please Don't Go", that was my turning point. I bought Sex Love & Pain and I played the CD from beginning to end for a minute. Tracks like "Coldest", "I Hate U", "Heartbreaker", "When", etc. remained in heavy rotation for a minute. I finally revisited "Force Of Nature" and I wondered why I had waited so long to hear the CD. It was pretty good. Tank released Now Or Never in 2010. Tracks like "Sex Music", "Celebration" w/Drake, "I Can't Make You Love Me", "Can I" & "Scream" were my favorites and while "Now Or Never" wasn't "Sex, Love & Pain", it was definitely a good CD. Tank released "This Is How I Feel" in May of 2012. It's clearly evident once the Intro comes on what the theme of this CD will be. I didn't expect the explicit nature of some of the lyrics on here, but if you can get past that, you have a pretty good CD on your hands. Chris Brown joins Tank on my favorite track "Lonely". Tank explains a situation where he just had a relationship that ended and he is attempting to forget his ex by having nights out at the club, drinking alcohol and even getting into new situations with other women. Despite his efforts, he still can't get his ex off of his mind and he still realizes that she is the one for him, regardless of the relationship being over. On the 2nd verse I expect to hear Chris Brown singing a verse and instead he is able to rap a verse about how much he misses Rihanna. Normally, this would be a turn off but his verse falls right in line with the message Tank is trying to get across. "Your One" slows things down as Tank always knows how to make a sexual slow jam. He puts in his application to a single woman and is telling her that he is the one that she needs. "Don't Give Up" has Tank telling his woman to keep up with him sexually. Be warned, because he brags that they will both fall out when he is finished. "Off Your Hands" has Tank diggin' a woman that already has a man that isn't treating her right. He has no problem stepping in and being the man that the one she has isn't being. "Compliments" features Kris Stephens & TI, as Tank makes his woman feel like "the most beautiful girl in the world" as Tank knows how to pour the good thoughts on about his lady. TI lends a nice assist as well to co-sign the point Tank has been making throughout the whole song. "Nowhere" features Busta Rhymes as Tank is saying the way he puts things down and the way he treats his woman that she clearly isn't going anywhere. The title track has Tank continuing with his "Sex Music" and what is the theme of the CD. "Next Breath", "Better Than Me", and "Lost It All" change things up a bit as Tank talks about something other than his favorite word. "Next Breath" has Tank describing a situation where he can't see himself being with anyone else other than this particular woman. As much as Tank talks about sex, he always has a few songs on each CD where he displays his songwriting talents and shows that he can make other types of songs as well. "Better Than Me" has Tank expressing how he feels after his woman has moved on to a different situation based on the way he treated her in the relationship. "Lost It All", because of the beat will immediately have you thinking Prince's "Purple Rain" and Trey Songz' "Yo Side Of The Bed". If you can get past the similarities and listen to the lyrics, you will actually hear a pretty good song. Depending on what version you have of "This Is How I Feel", you also get "Crazy" featuring Kevin McCall from Chris Brown's "Deuces" and "Underrated". "Underrated" has Tank describing the fact that he feels under the radar, which is true outside of true r&b audiences.
On "This Is How I Feel" you won't hear too many things that you haven't already heard from Tank in the past. However, if you liked "Sex, Love & Pain" and "Now Or Never", I am pretty sure that you will like this effort as well. Just be forewarned that you will hear some explicit lyrics and you will hear a lot about Tank's favorite word.
James' Top 5
1) Lonely w/Chris Brown
2) Compliments w/Kris Stephens & TI
3) This Is How I Feel
4) Off Your Hands
5) Next Breath
Nowhere w/Busta Rhymes
Better Than Me