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Here I Am

Kelly Rowland

Here I Am

Third R&B album from the former Destiny's Child singer and X-Factor judge gets its delayed UK release

ADM rating[?]

5.5

Label
Universal / Island
UK Release date
28/11/2011
US Release date
26/07/2011
  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    Although very eclectic taste is required to appreciate in full, this is clearly Rowland’s brightest, most confident album yet
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    She's unlikely to dislodge Queen B, but this album shows Rowland to be worthy of consideration in her own right
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  3. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    While Mrs. Jay-Z settles into a life of respectability, her old bandmate is relishing her role as the fun single friend
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  4. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    She's a strong, agile R&B vocalist who generates little excitement—adept, but not convincing
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  5. 6.0 |   music OMH

    40 minutes of precision-tuned pre-club glossiness - without a doubt perfectly serviceable. The only trouble of course is that these days, simply being serviceable just isn’t good enough
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  6. 6.0 |   BBC

    Clubbier cuts like Forever and a Day and current single Down for Whatever suggest that Rowland's future could lie as a kind of dance diva with street cred
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  7. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Much of the material is generic: bland Euro bangers such as the abjectly titled "Down for Whatever" abound
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  8. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The inherent blandness of Rowland's persona makes for too much roundly mediocre material
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  9. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    Even a cameo from the usually brilliant Lil Wayne fails to liven things up
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  10. 4.0 |   The Independent

    The lack of inspiration here is nowhere better conveyed than on "Down for Whatever"
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  11. 4.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    Rowlands’ mighty vocals would obliterate her Saturday evening charges’, but the music is sterile pro forma club r’n’b and steamy slow jams
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  12. 4.0 |   The Scotsman

    She delivers a fierce vocal performance in places but undercuts this by trading in platitudes and anonymous dancefloor filler
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  13. 4.0 |   The Digital Fix

    The whole affair has a phoned-in quality
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