Let Freedom Reign
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2010 release from the Grammy-winning R&B artist, the long-awaited follow-up to Epiphany, which debuted at #1 Soundscan following its release in May 2009. Chrisette Michele has won the heart and soul of AOL Radio, which added her single, "I'm A Star" to the net's much-traveled AOL Radio New R&B First station. Written by fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo and produced by Chuck Harmony,
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I've been with Chrisette from the beginning that we know of as, "I Am," her first album release that set the hearts of fans like myself on fire. Though in her, "Steady," track, she claims she's not underrated because of the things she's earned, I say the lady deserves one hundred times more. If anyone can get a hundred million YouTube views, or sell stupid numbers of units in their first week of sales, Chrisette Michele's talent alone should have her in those rankings. Oh, the perils of being a good girl, a true lady who carries herself as such on and off the stage.
Let Freedom Reign is packed full of hard hitting hits that make you say, "Hell yeah, Chris, we feel what you say, every word," to those laid back ballads we've come to know and love. From mixtapes to albums to singles, Chrisette is just what the music industry needs before, now, and in the future and I'm rocking with her all the way.
I'd recommend this album to any and everyone who just loves darn good music and the purest voice in the game today.
I FULLY disagree to those that say she ran away from the Billie Holiday influence. You must not have listened to it. Check out "If Nobody Sang Along" it's a sad song, but it's great in it's honestly and if it doesn't remind you of Billie Holiday (without it coming from her directly) I don't know what else would sway you.
This is a good album.
If there's any problem it's that she's seriously underrated and lacks access to artists/sounds that would compliment her sound. I really wouldn't mind more UK influence in her sound. I don't want to ramble so I'll just say this... it's a good album for music lovers.
Let Freedom Reign is a phenomenal album featuring strong songwriting & lyrical arrangements and just plain good music. It ranks up there with Erykah Badu, Monica & Fantasia's recent albums as a cohesive, consistent r&b album. As a fan of strong singer/songwriters, I am glad that Chrisette seemingly went with her gut and wrote 98% of the songs. Personally this is what draws me to her as an artist - her lyrics are thought-provoking and deep and while the album doesn't have a lot of hook-driven tracks, it is a grower because the more I listen to it, the better it gets.
To those who listened once and are disappointed, please give it more of a chance to "marinate on your brain" by listening to it over time because this album is brilliant in construction & content. Unfortunately for Chrisette she is not a priority of her label so hopefully good word of mouth about this album will cause more people to give her music a chance. She is one of few young r&b female artists who are intelligent, write thoughtful lyrics and don't use sex to sell their image and I appreciate that and hope that more people discover her music.
My standout tracks are: I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT I DO; GOODBYE GAME; I KNOW NOTHING; IF NOBODY SANG ALONG; I'M A STAR & NUMBER ONE. (**IF NOBODY SANG ALONG is an especially honest track on which Chrisette debates selling out her image & songs so that she can fit in with other artists vs. remaining true to herself.)
On a superficial note, this is the 1st deluxe digital album I've bought & it was worth the purchase. The booklet is amazing and being somewhat of a nerd who enjoys reading album liner notes, I felt that this booklet along with the video for "I'M A STAR" made this a worthwhile purchase.
I loved this CD start to finish. I like an artist who tells a story with her voice, and she is definitely one! This album has just the right mix of music that you can literally listen straight through and enjoy it all. I can't remember the last time I said that about an album by anyone else. I especially encourage anyone else who's just recently learned of Chrisette Michele to take a chance and buy this CD. You're not going to regret this purchase at all; in fact, you're going to find a new disc to play around the clock.