Michelle Williams - Unexpected

Published Wednesday 24th December 2008
Michelle Williams - Unexpected
Michelle Williams - Unexpected

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 47900-14337
RELEASE DATE: 2008-09-01

Reviewed by Andy Cooper

So here is Michelle's third solo album, though the first since the ending of Destiny's Child. After previously showing her gospel colours, she has come full circle back to what Destiny's Child has become well known for: smooth and glossy R&B songs with a dance edge, laced with lyrics about relationships (such as the opener "Hello Heartbreak"), parties ("We Break The Dawn") and teen love (for example, hear the closing song "Too Young For Love"). Though the production quality is undoubtedly extremely high, the lyrical focus will be a big disappointment to anyone looking for some gospel inspiration. The teen girl audience would appear to be the target once again, and much digital trickery has been brought into play to help Michelle sound (and look) younger. It's a great R&B pop record musically, but with songs such as "Lucky Girl" and "Hungover" it's unexpectedly shallow.

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