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"STARTING TO FEEL LIKE THE WRONG THING TO DO..."
on December 29, 2010
Jamie Foxx has truly done it all. He was already a credible actor when he dropped "Unpredictable" back in 2005. He caught some people off guard with his ability to stay current with his blend of hip hop & soul. He stayed true to that same formula with his next album "Intuition". It left fans wanting to hear more. They wanted to see more growth as an R&B singer. Now Jamie Foxx is back with "Best Night Of My Life".
"Best Night Of My Life" starts off with a cool improv of "This Will Be (Intro)". He kicks off the album right with the feel good title track featuring Wiz Khalifa. Then the album takes a turn for the worse with a bunch of rap/R&B songs that are an attempt to reclaim his "Blame It" status. The worse being "Freak" & "All Said And Done". "Hit It Like This" is corny and "Yep Dat's Me" ft. Ludacris has potential to be his next radio hit, but the song falls short with weak lyrics and and an even weaker cameo from Soulja Boy. The problem with these songs is Jamie's voice sounds so generic and his use of auto-tune brings nothing new. He should have sold these songs to Lloyd or Bobby Valentino they could use a hit.
Where Jamie Foxx excels and sets himself apart from the Trey Songz of the industry is his slow jam ballads. Jamie's voice is built for that smooth, lay with your partner flow. His ballads are well written and very well sung. (If it weren't for the ballads, his last album would have been awful) "Fall For Your Type" ft. Drake is a very good slow tempo track that fits well with Jamie's style. "15 Minutes" & "Sleeping Pill" show why we like Jamie Foxx. He doesn't over sing or adlib, just pure love making soul. Unfortunately, there aren't as many slow songs as we would like. Mid tempo songs like "Gorgeous" and "Let Me Get You On Your Toes" are also solid.
Triple Threat. It's a term used for talented artist who excel at three different categories. Jamie Foxx is a perfect example with his comedy, acting and singing. He is equally successful in each. This is officially Jamie Foxx's fourth album. (alot of people disregard "Peep This" from the early 90's) and he has failed to make an album better than "Unpredictable". He seems to be trying to recreate the success of "Blame It" instead of topping his best album to date. This is an average album that wets the appetite of fans with some bright spots but leaves a bad taste in your mouth.