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Genres: R&B/Soul, Music, Rock, Soul, Neo-Soul, Contemporary R&B
Released: Jun 23, 2001
℗ 2001 RCA/JIVE Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment

Album Review
Alicia Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, made a significant impact upon its release in the summer of 2001, catapulting the young singer/songwriter to the front of the neo-soul pack. Critics and audiences were captivated by a 19-year-old singer whose taste and influences ran back further than her years, encompassing everything from Prince to smooth '70s soul, even a little Billie Holiday. In retrospect, it was the idea of Alicia Keys that was as attractive as the record, since soul fans were hungering for a singer/songwriter who seemed part of the tradition without being as spacy as Macy Gray or as hippie mystic as Erykah Badu while being more reliable than Lauryn Hill. Keys was all that, and she had style to spare — elegant, sexy style accentuated by how she never oversang, giving the music a richer feel. It was rich enough to compensate for some thinness in the writing — though it was a big hit, "Fallin'" doesn't have much body to it — which is a testament to Keys' skills as a musician. And, the fact is, even though there are some slips in the writing, there aren't many, and the whole thing remains a startling assured, successful debut that deserved its immediate acclaim and is already aging nicely.

当多数年轻女歌手正为了迎合青少年市场而卖弄她们的孩子气,二十岁的Alicia Keys已凭着天赋的音乐才华,获得了成年听众的青睐与专业乐评人的一致赞誉。

滚石杂志形容她是“指日可待的灵魂新星”,Source杂志以“直击灵魂最深处”来形容她的音乐创作,而称她是Roberta Flack、Lauryn Hill或Erykah Badu接班人的各式封号更是不胜枚举,毕竟在充斥偶像团体与快餐歌曲的流行乐坛,这般兼具外貌与实力的年轻创作歌手已经教人期待太久!

这张由Alicia包办所有创作的《Songs In A Minor》专辑,充份展现了她成熟超龄的声音表现与歌词笔触,而辑中她娴熟掌控灵魂、节奏蓝调、爵士、放克与嘻哈等多元曲风的编曲功力更是教人刮目相看。“Fallin‘”是选自辑中的首支单曲,Alicia以其精湛的琴技诠释了一段激荡人心的情感起伏,而她略带沧桑的厚实唱腔更教人联想起早期的 Aretha Franklin。

由Jermaine Dupri操刀监制的流行嘻哈作品“Girlfriend”呈现了Alicia甜美讨喜的一面;而邀得情歌王子Brian McKnight倾力制作的抒情佳作“Goodbye”,则是令她丝般柔美的轻盈嗓音发挥得淋漓尽致;此外,翻唱自Prince B-Side作品的“How Come U Don‘t Call Me Anymore”更是辑中的另一惊艳焦点。

目前“Fallin”已进占节奏蓝调榜前几名,而音乐表现有目共睹的Alicia亦获得了哥伦比亚大学的入学许可,看来这位明日之星的未来的确是不容小觑,且让我们拭目以待!

从“Fallin'”开始喜欢Alicia Keys,这张专辑也给Alicia Keys带来了第一次的格莱美奖杯,不得不听的好专辑。

Tracklist:
01. Piano & I
02. Girlfriend
03. How Come You Don't Call Me
04. Fallin'
05. Troubles
06. Rock Wit U
07. A Woman's Worth
08. Jane Doe
09. Goodbye
10. The Life
11. Mr. Man
12. Never Felt This Way
13. Butterflyz
14. Why Do I Feel So Sad
15. Caged Bird
16. Loving U

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