’12 Best R&B Albums: #5 Brandy Two Eleven

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Brandy’s sitting on top of the world again. On her sixth album Two Eleven, Ray J’s older sis seeks and finds love in all the right places. She turns surreal moments into “Wildest Dreams” and emits Graduate-eseque cool on “Slower”. After nearly 20 years in the game, Brandy’s pipes show no signs of patina. Her power ballads are strong (“No Such Thing as Too Late”) while capturing just the right amount of emotion (“Do You Know What You Have?” ). She even gave something radio could enjoy (Chris Brown-featured “Put It Down”) without sacrificing integrity. Two Eleven gets two thumbs up.

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  • Dashing

    Interesting. Haven’t checked this out cause I assumed it would be bad. #1 for Frank Ocean and #2 for Miguel. Hope R Kelly’s album makes this list.

  • CocoBeware

    This album was very dope I was surprised because her last joints were “meh” Glad the label really put some work in with this & she looks good! Shout out to Ms Norwood!

  • whoa!!!!

    The weeknd trilogy should be #1. It has gone gold with it being full of released material already

  • Lincoln Ricketts

    Chapter V by Trey Songz was better than this

  • REM

    agreed! but this should have been # 4

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