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As I Am [Bonus Tracks]


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On her melodically powerful third studio album, she matures into the matriarch of her genre. [Dec 2007, p.120]

The New York Times: 

As I Am radiates not just confidence but also experience. On the whole it's her strongest effort yet.

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The strong stories that Keys spins are complemented by deft musical arrangements that integrate more rock and pop into her enriched old-school vibe.

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Despite Perry's penchant for bland mantras, her American Idol-ready songs best showcase Keys' husky range and position her in a mainstream light.

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Despite substantial input from Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, the rapper boyfriend Keys says she made wait a year to get down, the prevailing mood is reflectively soulful and the prevailing tempo mid.

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The Guardian: 

Her fourth album starts well with the flashing anger of 'Go Ahead,' but only the Stax-sampling 'Where Do We Go From Here' is half as interesting.

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