Amerie Touch

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CD Details

  • Released: April 26, 2005
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.79
3 stars out of 5 - "Amerie is all grown up on her second effort. And in this case, growth is good."
Entertainment Weekly - No. 817/818, p.151
"[A]merie's sophomore album pulses with funky percussion, pumping sexy energy into familiar musical formulas..." - Grade: B

Product Description:

Since Amerie broke onto the scene with her 2002 debut, ALL I HAVE, she's acted in films and been a BET television host. So for her sophomore effort, TOUCH, the D.C. native drew from these experiences in taking a bolder and more explicit approach towards revealing a more sensual and self-confident side of her persona. The 20-something songbird gets straight to the point on the Lil' Jon-produced title track, where she alternates between coyness and aggression over a squiggly synth line with a faintly Arabic flavor. In working her hip-hop/soul groove, Amerie gets plenty of mileage from vintage samples, from the Roy Ayers saxophone riff that gooses the heavy thump of "Rolling Down My Face" to the Gamble & Huff-penned Ebonys sample at the heart of the bonus "Why Don't We Fall in Love" Richcraft Remix. But nothing hits the mark more than "1 Thing," a go-go flavored slice of funk driven by a sample from the Meters' "Oh Calcutta." Upping the ante even more is a second version featuring plenty of sass from guest rapper Eve.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 75,077
  • UPC: 886976914028
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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