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Tigger’s Best Songs of 2009

This list represents what I consider to be the 20 best recorded songs in black music this year. You should know before reading that I don’t just consider singles, as singles are such a small sample of what is recorded and released in any given year.

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Posted on December 30th, 2009 - Filed under Music
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Gettin’ My Review On: Trey Songz’ Ready

Ready cover art Trey Songz is the most frustrating R&B star to emerge this decade.

He possesses a piercing tenor and an instantly recognizable vocal
presence, something his contemporaries (from Mario to Chris Brown to
Ne-Yo) probably wish they had. And when he has material to match his
voice, he is peerless. “Gotta Go”, from his debut album, was the most
effortlessly soulful pop song to emerge from the recent crop of
millennial R&B new jacks. “We Should Be”, from his sophomore album,
Trey Day, was every bit its equal.

And yet, for as talented and gifted as he is, Songz’ albums are always a mixed bag…

Go read the rest at Popmatters.



Posted on September 11th, 2009 - Filed under Music
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