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One of a Kind,
This review is from: Kaleidoscope [Explicit] (Audio CD)
This is the album that introduced the world to Kelis. Her ecletic style has been copied by Gwen Stefani, Pink, Nelly Furtado, Fergie and countless others. Kelis has always managed to stay one step ahead of the game. This debut was unlike anything any female esp. in 1999 would dare put out. While the Neptunes and Kelis has parted ways as of 2004, this is an excellent album for those post Neptunes fans. Kelis is as angry as any black woman scorned on lead single, "Caught Out There" famous for the line "I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW!" She's contemplative about a fading relationship in "Get Along With You." She compares her love to that of a "Mafia" and so on. Nice album with pulsating beats mixed with Kelis' smooth and sometimes distraught vocals make for one of the most overlooked albums of 1999. It makes me wish I would of picked it up a lot sooner.