His last album was very annoying in this respect because it was extremely good. Billboard's Happ likens the album to a "victory lap" for the artist when he adds: "Fortune is a fully adult R&B record that will likely churn out at least two or three more singles to Brown's growing repertoire.". All rights reserved.Billboard is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. CLR [rating:2] Let’s get this over with: Chris Brown is not a nice man. And this is not a great album. "Sweet Love": Another love-making joint, this one a strategic throwback to 90s favorites like Silk's "Freak Me." But Brown’s does so with far better material.”, :: Boston.com thinks Fortune is rather poor: “When Brown opens up, he’s the best version of himself. 7:55 PM PDT 7/2/2012 Assim como aqueles. Would be a waste of money. Ultimately designed to please the hardcore fans who've stuck by him since 2009's Grammy incident, "Fortune" is a fully adult R&B record that will likely churn out at least two or three more singles to Brown's growing repertoire. Então, é assim que eu me senti após terminar de ouvir o álbum Fortune do Chris Brown. If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page. Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about our use of this data. gave Fortune 3.1 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. The Hollywood Reporter is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. But, this is entirely incorrect. Why? But, this is entirely incorrect. The lyrics are strictly single entendre, but at least the scenario depicted here sounds consensual. Chris Brown’s last album, 2011's F.A.M.E., debuted at the top of the US chart.This one, Fortune, has already spawned a UK number one single called Turn Up the Music. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Fortune is no F.A.M.E — it sounds like it, sure, but doesn’t move Brown to any new ground musically.”, :: New York Daily News compares Brown to Usher: “The closest parallel to Brown’s particular twist would be Usher. Head below for our roundup of what the Internet at large had to say about Chris’ latest record, then let us know your own thoughts on the album. "2012": It's an apocalypse-turned-sex ballad, with Brown too preoccupied by his lady's body parts to think about the end of the world. All rights reserved. Could be decent if he did not overuse the autotune feature. Review: Chris Brown's "Fortune" By Jon Godfrey July 10, 2012 12:45. VIDEO: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Chris Brown Rock the Show at 2012 BET Awards Sarah Godfrey of the Washington Post says: “ Fortune is … After a slight delay, controversial crooner Chris Brown‘s fifth album Fortune is finally out today. Sabrina Antoinette: The album's most sonically adventurous track, "Trumpet Lights," rides a rubbery EDM beat with a hands-in-the-air breakdown sure to get fans jumping. VIDEO: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Chris Brown Rock the Show at 2012 BET Awards, Sarah Godfrey of the Washington Post says: “Fortune is no F.A.M.E.—it sounds like it, sure, but doesn’t move Brown to any new ground musically.”, Lyrically, many of the songs on the 14-track album have not been received in a favorable light. Artist: Chris Brown Album: Fortune Label: RCA Format: Physical and download Spotify: UK Extended edition. From Chris Brown, that's a provocative but potentially interesting title. Clips taken from original discs may contain strong language. If any non-single here is destined to break out among the hip-hop circuit, this is it. Weaving effortlessly through salsa, dubstep and dance pop, "Trumpet Lights," is a fitting coda to an album more occupied with hitting genre trends than pleasing new fans. "Party Hard", "Bassline" and "Biggest Fan" are the most single ready of the yet to be released tracks on the album. But, this is entirely. Chris Brown’s last album, 2011's F.A.M.E., debuted at the top of the US chart. Assim como aqueles juicers que são lindos como enfeite? To the sober mind, Fortune is another overload of poor decisions just as Brown's previous two albums have been. Chris Brown's Fortune album is destined to be deemed as a Pop confection and a cacophony of sexual lyrics and sounds. If she’s let him off the hook, it seems the pop-buying public have done likewise. "Biggest Fan": Perhaps Brown's ickiest sex jam yet, with the opening line alone crossing the TMI line ("You would think we in a waterbed / All the sheets are soaked."). Sarah Lindstedt He’s a violent ex-con, he has bar brawls, he whines. With songs like "2012", … Take it off!" by The album's most compelling sounds get saddled with songs either forgettable ("Trumpet Lights") or regrettable ("Mirage," a sinuous reggae fusion that's Nas-boosted but unnecessarily nasty). To his credit, he at least avoids any Rihanna talk or begging for the public to stop reminding him of the decisions he's made. Sevyn: A throwback to his "With You" days, "Party" is a shuffling pop song about how the girl "with the perfect lips, the perfect body" is also bit of a wild child. Referring to the track “Biggest Fan,” HuffPo's Makarechi adds: “It’s fine for R&B singers to position themselves as dark Lotharios, but it’s most certainly not acceptable for a singer who brutally beat a woman to whine that ‘no is not an option.’”, Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune says: “In his most expressive moments, Brown plays a not very likeable character: a demanding rogue who wants sex, and wants it now, no questions asked.” He adds, “Fortune is a pure-pop candy cane, meant to be enjoyed, consumed and forgotten.”, Though Brown's latest studio effort didn't fare so well with critics, it did have a few redeeming qualities for its genre. Kudos to Breezy for creating a song representative of the actual genre and being creative as well. Chris Brown provides an appealingly maximalist view of the world...that is, provided the drugs have kicked in. After a slight delay, controversial crooner Chris Brown‘s fifth album Fortune is finally out today. Brown's fifth album includes a song called Don't Judge Me. Writes Kyle Anderson: “[The album] furthers the uncomfortable and frustrating disconnect between Brown’s hothead personal life and his oddly edgeless musical persona…What’s worse, the album doesn’t resolve.”, While critics mostly remain unimpressed with the material on the album, many are wary of the persona Brown portrays throughout many of the tracks. Let us know below, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter! Never before has Brown sounded so carelessly graphic, like a high school football quarterback who dates the cheerleading captain and spills her intimate secrets to his teammates in the locker room.”, :: We’ll end on the following, from the Chicago Sun Times: “You’re not likely to hear more soulless, contrived pop product all year.”. A daily briefing on what matters in the music industry, Red Velvet's Irene Apologizes After Verbally Attacking Fashion Editor | Billboard News, Aaliyah Book 'Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah' Dropping Next Year | Billboard News, Latin Songs Born During Coronavirus Quarantine (Updating), Inside Joe Biden's Targeted Music Campaign to Rally the Latino Vote, 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards: The Most Memorable Moments | Billboard News. A previous version of this story incorrectly named Fortune's release date as June 29. 5. "Party Hard" is a song about that girl who you are interested in, but can never get the moment to show how you feel about her, it's total infatuation. The walls are slate gray. Fortune, an Album by Chris Brown. If 2011's "F.A.M.E." Even Rihanna seems to have forgiven him – controversially, she recruited her ex to appear on a recent remix. First published on Sun 1 Jul 2012 00.03 BST. AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman [+] F.A.M.E. 178 Views 7 8. Sat 30 Jun 2012 19.03 EDT First published on Sat 30 Jun 2012 19.03 EDT. ", 13. left off stylistically by bouncing between hip-hop ("Bassline," "TIll I Die") and EDM-influenced dance pop ("Turn Up The Music," "Don't Wake Me Up"), with a couple pure pop moments ("Party Hard / Cadillac," "4 Years Old") that helped "F.A.M.E." "Till I Die," featuring Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa: The closest "Fortune" comes to recreating a "Look At Me Now" moment, two of the moment's hottest rappers trade guest verses with lines so alternately memorable and profane we won't bother quoting them here. Later, he addresses an entire song called "Don't Judge Me" to potential girlfriends by asking, "Take me as I am / Not who I was / I promise I'll be / The one you can trust.". "Stuck On Stupid": The pop portion of "Fortune" kicks off in full gear with this ballad, in which Brown compares his crush to going crazy ("You got me stuck on stupid / Look what you do to me.") With songs like "2012", "Biggest Fan" and "Sweet Love", he sets the tone for the night in romantic, sweet and sometimes super sexual evenings with his Boo. It also features new CBE Signee Sabrina Antoinette. proved Chris Brown could still be commercially successful despite his increasingly volatile reputation, this year's "Fortune" sees Brown taking something of a victory lap. Check out our track-by-track breakdown of Chris Brown's fifth studio album. EMAIL ME. Chris has a lot of jams, no matter which genre you're interested in - and they are all very well produced, written and performed on Fortune. based on Just autotuned to trash. Its first of four singles, “Turn Up the Music,” peaked at number 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The album's singles give a little wrong idea of what the album serves. © 2020 Billboard. Fortune reveals an artist more concerned with calculating than creating. As talk of partying and rough sex pervades most of the album, Brown often asks the listener to both remember and forget his bad rep. "I - I - I'm winning / You heard about my image / But I could give a flying motherfuck who's offended" he raps on "Bassline." :: The Los Angeles Times feels Breezy doesn’t take enough chances: “A defiant, brash, glistening recording filled with state-of-the-art sounds and of-the-moment producers and songwriters, the album, while fresh in July 2012, feels stamped with a ‘use by’ date. Brown's fifth studio album will be released July 3 by RCA Records. The tricky question to answer is: why is he enjoying such success? It starts of with "Turn up the music", continues with Dubstep influenced "Bassline" and then switches to the futuristic sounding "Till I Die" but later on, it's R&B and only R&B until the last 2 tracks at the end (unless you count Nas feature on Mirage which is probably my favourite record on the album). After "Party Hard", there is a short interlude which features Chris' favorite female artist, Se7en, called "Cadillac" where Chris and Se7en sing acapella. Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 168 Ratings, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo. Privacy | Compared to the success of his 2011 Grammy award winning album F.A.M.E., which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Fortune pales in comparison for many. That position is what allowed him to produce 2011’s game-changer, F.A.M.E, where he ditched the no-longer-appropriate puppy-love songs and debuted edgier dance tracks and more mature R&B ballads. For what, pray tell, does he want to be let off the hook for? Sitemap | Read about our approach to external linking. Aside from some gag-reflex-inducing lyrics, though, Fortune is never terrible. 's" prompted him to throw a chair through a window of the show's studio.

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