First of all there is no such thing as RnB overload. With that said, Chris Brown really tried it with this 45 track list album. He could’ve kept some of the tracks to himself. Some of the records are sounding redundant and repetitive. While he remains one of RnB’s constant hit-makers, his 8th studio album on the heels of 2015’s Royalty displays a lot of inconsistencies and gimmicks.
Not one to condemn crooning bedroom music, I find myself not fully getting into Chris Brown’s fixation on sex in hallways, drunken hookups, and girls that mix cocaine and painkillers. His hit single Questions not so subtly jacks off Kevin Lyttle’s Turn Me On. The over-sampling continues with Hope You Do from Donell Jones’ classic Where I Wanna Be. What really irks my soul is that his undermining message remains that ‘All men cheat’. Boy bye. Keep your alternative facts to yourself.
While his artistic versatility is unquestionable, it seems he applies the same method of winning formula to his radio hits. Case in point; Party, Privacy, New Flame, Pills & Automobiles, Liquor
After spending nearly THREE HOURS listening to this album, you feel like a raccoon foraging through a landfill. Yeah, there’s a few tasty morsels here and there but you have to dig through way too much garbage to find them.
If it sounds like I’m being overly harsh, it’s because I am. There’s plenty of material here to make a respectable, strong LP. Give us 15 tracks and we’d be working with something special. But that leaves THIRTY filler songs – that’s more than TWO WHOLE ALBUMS of filler.
Now, I know most Breezy stans will simply make a playlist of their 11 or so favorite tracks and label Heartbreak on a Full Moon a classic album.
Sorry, playa, that’s a customized playlist. That’s not an album.
I am inclined to believe that he could be one of those artists whose classics is their greatest-hits collection. This is because he still has yet to deliver a solo album worth all the fawning or the fuss, and after eight tries. Sorry not sorry
My notable favorites are; Lost And Found, Hurt The Same, Pull Up, Bite My Tongue, Grass aint Greener, Other Niggas
Full Track List;
1. Lost & Found
3. Juicy Booty (Feat. Jhené Aiko & R. Kelly)
5. Heartbreak On A Full Moon
8. Rock Your Body
10. Handle It (Feat. DeJ Loaf & Lil Yachty)
12. Everybody Knows
13. To My Bed
14. Hope You Do
15. This Ain’t
16. Pull Up
17. Party (Feat. Usher & Gucci Mane)
18. Sensei (Feat. A1)
19. Summer Breeze
20. No Exit
21. Pills & Automobiles (Feat. Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie & Kodak Black)
22. Hurt The Same
23. I Love Her
24. You Like
26. Other Niggas
27. Tough Love
29. Covered In You
31. High End (Feat. Future & Young Thug)
32. On Me
33. Tell Me What To Do
36. If You’re Down
37. Bite My Tongue
38. Run Away
39. This Way
40. Yellow Tape
41. Reddi Whip
44. Only 4 Me (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Verse Simmonds)
45. Grass Ain’t Greener
Overall Rating – 5/10