Freedom

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Akon spun off two number one pop hits and one number two from Konvicted, so he couldn't be blamed for working the same tricks on his third album, yet Freedom is a major change of pace -- the kind of drastic switch-up that normally happens after reaching a creative and commercial dead-end. Hip-hop and R&B are all but scrapped entirely. The set instead is rooted in the gleaming synthesizers and spring-loaded dance beats of Euro-pop. That slamming jail-cell door trademark, deployed as much as ever, doesn't quite have the same alarming effect. Akon sounds more comfortable than expected, and he reduces the lechery in favor of longing "I wanna make up right now" and awe ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Akon spun off two number one pop hits and one number two from Konvicted, so he couldn't be blamed for working the same tricks on his third album, yet Freedom is a major change of pace -- the kind of drastic switch-up that normally happens after reaching a creative and commercial dead-end. Hip-hop and R&B are all but scrapped entirely. The set instead is rooted in the gleaming synthesizers and spring-loaded dance beats of Euro-pop. That slamming jail-cell door trademark, deployed as much as ever, doesn't quite have the same alarming effect. Akon sounds more comfortable than expected, and he reduces the lechery in favor of longing "I wanna make up right now" and awe "When I see you, I run out of words to say". At times, the tensionless backdrops don't inspire Akon to do much with his pen; the chorus of "Beautiful" is basically "You're so beautiful, so damn beautiful," while falling for a stripper in "Against the Grain" is conveyed with "The way she drop down won't allow me to close my drawers." Even so, there's much more charm here than expected.
Rolling Stone - Jody Rosen
Beneath the digital production and R2D2 vocals, Akon is secretly an old-fashioned romantic, and his third album is his most heart-on-sleeve.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2008
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 602517901414
  • Catalog Number: 001233402
  • Sales rank: 23,622

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Right Now (Na Na Na) (4:00)
  2. 2 Beautiful (5:12)
  3. 3 Keep You Much Longer (4:20)
  4. 4 Troublemaker - Sweet Rush (3:57)
  5. 5 We Don't Care (4:16)
  6. 6 I'm So Paid (4:23)
  7. 7 Holla Holla - T-Pain (3:00)
  8. 8 Against the Grain (4:04)
  9. 9 Be with You (3:51)
  10. 10 Sunny Day (5:12)
  11. 11 Birthmark (4:23)
  12. 12 Over the Edge (4:26)
  13. 13 Freedom (6:45)
  14. 14 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Akon Primary Artist
Francesco Romano Guitar
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam Keyboards
Claude Kelly Background Vocals
Giorgio Tuinfort Keyboards
Technical Credits
Hakim Abdulsamad Composer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
J. Wesley Composer
Francesco Romano Composer
Joe Spix Art Direction
Nico Solis Engineer
Javier Valverde Engineer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam Composer, Programming, Producer, Executive Producer
T-Pain Composer
Shanti Das Marketing
Jason "Chyld" Kpana Marketing
Claude Kelly Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Mark "Exit" Goodchild Engineer
Giorgio Tuinfort Composer, Programming, Producer
Ray Lavender Composer
RedOne Composer
David Bal4 Composer
Mark Goodchild Composer
Timothy Walls Composer
J. Harrow Composer
C. Colon Composer
N. Fisher Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Buy This CD Right Na Na Na!

    There are so many future hits on this CD that its insane! Against the Grain, Im so Paid, Beautiful, Right Na Na Na, Troublemaker, and track 9 are so good that i know all the words! Seriously buy this cd and listen to it and all your problems will seem like they disappear!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Every Song is good

    Although the beats all sound the same, Every song is different and really good. Highly recommended. Very relaxing. Awesome album.

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