Monday, 30 April 2012
B.o.B - Strange Clouds (Album Feature)
Bobby Ray's sophomore album "Strange Clouds" leaked late last week, I have had a couple opportunities to listen from start to finish and I must say I'm a little sceptical on the numbers it will produce.
The album is tad more commercial than The Adventures Of Bobby Ray which is evident towards the end, it just lacks originality and substance by around the track 10 mark. Bear in mind, there are an extra 7+ bonus tracks to be released on Tues/Wed with Target and iTunes so we may see some good ones there.
Most songs are radio friendly and easy to listen to, you'll just find yourself having difficulty figuring out when a song ends and starts because they all sound very similar... except for Nicki Minaj's feature song that is complete mayhem. Dr Luke, Ryan Tedder (from One Republic), B.o.B, Alex Da Kid and plenty more share the production.
Here were my favourites:
Bombs Away (feat. Morgan Freeman) (prod. by B.o.B.)
Ray Bands (prod. by B.o.B, Lil' C) (easily the best.)
So Hard To Breathe (prod. by Alex da Kid, Bei Maejor)
Play For Keeps (prod. by B.o.B, Valentino Khan)
Out Of My Mind (feat. Nick Minaj) (prod. by iSHi) (may take a few listens.)
Arena (feat. Chris Brown & T.I.) (prod. by Dr. Luke, AD, Cirkut)