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One of the Best Albums Of '98,
This review is from: Boy Is Mine (Audio CD)
Monica hit it on the nail in 1998 with this being her sophomore album. It was a success and went triple platinum like her debut. Still, with it yielding four massive hit singles, I think this album should've been huge. It was the perfect mix of pop and R&B which Monica's sexy, alto vocals carried off great. Of course, you have the title track duet with Brandy. "The Boy Is Mine" was perhaps the biggest single of 1998 hitting #1 and staying there for an incredible 13 weeks. Monica had two other solo #1 hits off this album too. The first one being the awesome R&B jam "The First Night" *which carries a great message* and the ballad "Angel of Mine." "For You I Will" is also generously included. The Diane Warren-written ballad was a big hit from the "Space Jam" soundtrack and is a welcomed inclusion. Also notable is Monica's cover of Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting." It's hard to top the original, but Monica and 112 pull it off well.
This is an underrated album. Monica is underrated period. She seems to be considered secondary to fellow R&B diva Brandy. Brandy is awesome too, but Monica has the better voice and songs and this album shows it. BUY THIS ALBUM!