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  • tptrinity
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    #404913

    It dropped on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd and has already been getting RAVE reviews. This is a step for her in a new direction and people having already been loving her change. She sounds refreshed, but still giving you “Mary”. Its a cd full of variety. Check out the some songs below.

    Not Loving You
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyYOcCMk2Yo

    Follow
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH2w3hIAjKk

    Nobody
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK9Ny-4pUyA

    Pick Me Up
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm41HUdJ7w8

    Whole Damn Year
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go_IjcRahlg

    Doubt
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOiri4fiunk

     

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    Gucci
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    Mary J. Blige performed “Therapy” on The Wendy WIlliams Show the other day.  She brought the house down. 

    I’m currently predicting Mary J. Blige’s “Therapy” for Best Traditional R&B Performance & Best R&B Song and A Mary Christmas for Best R&B Album.

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    A veteran moving in a new direction, gathering praise and achieving maturity. This feels like the kind of project that gets nominated for Album of the Year. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it will be met with commercial success, so that factor may hinder its chances.

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    A veteran moving in a new direction, gathering praise and achieving maturity. This feels like the kind of project that gets nominated for Album of the Year. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it will be met with commercial success, so that factor may hinder its chances.

    I might have to disagree. Mary has not been talked about this much since Growing Pains or better yet The Breakthrough. She easily has one of the best albums that have come out in 2014 and probably will be one of the better albums of 2015. This is the perfect album to put her right back where she belongs.

    And she also is performing on a Grammy Xmas Special tomorrow.  

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    I wouldn’t be shocked if Therapy gets nominated for R&B Song since Sam Smith wrote it.  The album mmmmmmmm it’s solid but nothing on the same scale as her best albums.  The only song that I find outstanding is Whole Damn Year.  I think the little buzz will be long dead by next Grammy season for the album.

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    I think she needs a high-profile performance to boost its sales and recognition from the public (The Voice, Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, SNL). Its an amazing album that deserves recognition.

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    I think she needs a high-profile performance to boost its sales and recognition from the public (The Voice, Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, SNL). Its an amazing album that deserves recognition.

    She already performed on Ellen and Fallon

    Ellen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wmf02T2X7c 

    Jimmy Fallon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VBVGvUntpc

     

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    tptrinity
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    I wouldn’t be shocked if Therapy gets nominated for R&B Song since Sam Smith wrote it.  The album mmmmmmmm it’s solid but nothing on the same scale as her best albums.  The only song that I find outstanding is Whole Damn Year.  I think the little buzz will be long dead by next Grammy season for the album.

    I agree that its not as good as her best albums but better than quite a few of her albums and most albums being released in music today. And its def solid…as well as innovative and bold. Its a grower. You might be right about the buzz by next year but hopefully not. 

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    This album may not be among her best, but it’s not among her worst and is most certainly more interesting than her last few offerings.

    Let’s face it; modern contemporary R&B is pretty much on its last lifeline with “alt-R&B”/pbR&B taking over. It was time for Mary to explore other options, while still maintaining what she was known for, even it didn’t meet commercial success. Her working with producers and songwriters other than the usual DJ Mustard, Ne-Yo, The-Dream, etc. shows why she is still respected and can release her 13th album, while several artists who came out in her time are doing reality TV and struggling to release a 4th, 5th or 6th album.

    The only gripes I have with this album is that the ballads could be a bit bland and that she could have gone harder on some of the House-influenced tracks, but when she hit hard, she hit hard.

    Standout tracks:
    Nobody But You
    Therapy
    Right Now
    Fill Me Up
    Whole Damn Year 

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    Whole damn year is just greatness! This definitely Mary’s best album since The Breakthrough…….

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    She’s a legend but her “I’ve overcome drugs and alcohol” mantra has worn thin. There is no other “gimmick” for her to use to sell records. She is R&B’s Iyanla and folks are over it! Well, I shouldn’t say completely over it but she and Mariah have reached the legendary categories.

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    This album may not be among her best, but it’s not among her worst and is most certainly more interesting than her last few offerings.

    Let’s face it; modern contemporary R&B is pretty much on its last lifeline with “alt-R&B”/pbR&B taking over. It was time for Mary to explore other options, while still maintaining what she was known for, even it didn’t meet commercial success. Her working with producers and songwriters other than the usual DJ Mustard, Ne-Yo, The-Dream, etc. shows why she is still respected and can release her 13th album, while several artists who came out in her time are doing reality TV and struggling to release a 4th, 5th or 6th album.

    The only gripes I have with this album is that the ballads could be a bit bland and that she could have gone harder on some of the House-influenced tracks, but when she hit hard, she hit hard.

    Standout tracks:
    Nobody But You
    Therapy
    Right Now
    Fill Me Up
    Whole Damn Year 

    ALL THIS RIGHT HERE IS TRUTH!! 

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    She’s a legend but her “I’ve overcome drugs and alcohol” mantra has worn thin. There is no other “gimmick” for her to use to sell records. She is R&B’s Iyanla and folks are over it! Well, I shouldn’t say completely over it but she and Mariah have reached the legendary categories.

    Mary is in a more comfortable position than Mariah. She hasn’t lost her voice completely, can still manage to get a hit/Gold record, and she’s experimenting musically with different genres. She’s or we are definitely not “over it”.  

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    She’s a legend but her “I’ve overcome drugs and alcohol” mantra has worn thin. There is no other “gimmick” for her to use to sell records. She is R&B’s Iyanla and folks are over it! Well, I shouldn’t say completely over it but she and Mariah have reached the legendary categories.

    Mary is in a more comfortable position than Mariah. She hasn’t lost her voice completely, can still manage to get a hit/Gold record, and she’s experimenting musically with different genres. She’s or we are definitely not “over it”.  

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