Sunday, August 24, 2008
One In A Million (1996) Aaliyah
Aaliyah's debut paved the way for a legion of teen-aged female R&B singers, including Brandy, Monica and 702. Aaliyah is no kid, though; she sings with a maturity that belies her age. Much about her life has changed, but she remains a mature young lady who sings about the ups and downs of true love experiences on this follow-up record.
Obviously a trained singer, Aaliyah glides easily between vocal ranges. Her soft style is more refined than the over-exaggerated riffs of other R&B songstresses. As on her first album, she pays tribute to the Isley Brothers, this time with "Choosey Lover." She adds more old-school flavor with her remake of the Marvin Gaye classic "Got To Give It Up."
Included in Rolling Stone's Essential Recordings of the 90's.
Rolling Stone (05/13/1999)
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1. Beats 4 da Streets (Intro)
2. Hot Like Fire
3. One in a Million
4. Girl Like You, A
5. If Your Girl Only Knew
6. Choosey Lover (Old School/New School)
7. Got to Give It Up
8. 4 Page Letter
9. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
10. Giving You More
11. I Gotcha' Back
12. Never Givin' Up
14. Never Comin' Back
15. Ladies in da House
16. One I Gave My Heart To, The
17. Came to Give Love (Outro)