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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Keyshia Cole's ascent was prepared with an appearance on the Barbershop 2 soundtrack and a mixtape presented by DJ Green Lantern, yet 2005's The Way It Is wasn't exactly hotly anticipated. On the strength of two Top Ten R&B singles, the album eventually went platinum, several months after release, slowly transforming her into one of R&B's biggest stars -- one often mentioned on a first-name basis, and one with several comparisons to Mary J. Blige. Cole's second album will only prompt more of those comparisons, nearly to the extent that it might seem like its purpose. In addition to becoming Blige's labelmate at Geffen, Cole prefaced the album's release with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Keyshia Cole's ascent was prepared with an appearance on the Barbershop 2 soundtrack and a mixtape presented by DJ Green Lantern, yet 2005's The Way It Is wasn't exactly hotly anticipated. On the strength of two Top Ten R&B singles, the album eventually went platinum, several months after release, slowly transforming her into one of R&B's biggest stars -- one often mentioned on a first-name basis, and one with several comparisons to Mary J. Blige. Cole's second album will only prompt more of those comparisons, nearly to the extent that it might seem like its purpose. In addition to becoming Blige's labelmate at Geffen, Cole prefaced the album's release with performances that included her takes on "I'm Going Down" and "Sweet Thing" -- two songs memorably updated by a young Blige -- which could be construed as insolence, reverence, or a combination of the two. In some ways, Just Like You plays out like an album that could've only been made after Blige's Breakthrough. The common collaborators include Rodney Jerkins, Ron Fair, and Bryan-Michael Cox, two of whom had nothing to do with The Way It Is. "Got to Get My Heart Back" could have been written to one-up The Breakthrough's "Enough Cryin"; these two Jerkins productions are somewhat similar in makeup, though the former's sting is a little more bittersweet while also hitting just a little bit harder. "Got to Get My Heart Back" would sound natural flowing out of The Breakthrough's "Take Me as I Am," not just sonically but as the next natural development in a busted relationship -- from putting a foot down to making a recovery. Both tracks are Ron Fair productions. Songs co-written and produced by others, like "Fallin' Out" and "Give Me More," would also be easy fits on The Breakthrough, balancing desperation with conviction and mixing lush arrangements with penetrative melodies. Add a wicked Missy Elliott-produced throwback to Bad Boy's golden era, a repeat appearance of Cole's album-stealing feature from Diddy's Press Play -- which, coincidentally, also contains a Blige feature -- and a photo spread that looks very Blige-like, and you might wonder whether or not Cole is pulling a Single Black Female. (Just Like You? Just like who, exactly?) Despite all this weirdness, this stands as a very good album by Keyshia Cole, also the point where Cole's voice grows from an occasionally powerful emotive device into a versatile instrument.
Rolling Stone - Christian Hoard
She’s got a big voice, a knack for nasty kiss-off songs and the good sense to (usually) avoid over-singing.
Billboard
..."Just Like You" is rife with sincere lyrics about troubled relationships paired with soaring vocals and top-notch production. Mariel Concepcion

..."Just Like You" is rife with sincere lyrics about troubled relationships paired with soaring vocals and top-notch production. Mariel Concepcion
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2007
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602517393974
  • Catalog Number: 000947502
  • Sales rank: 34,803

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let It Go (3:58)
  2. 2 Didn't I Tell You (3:51)
  3. 3 Fallin' Out (4:26)
  4. 4 Give Me More (3:53)
  5. 5 I Remember (4:20)
  6. 6 Shoulda Let You Go (3:40)
  7. 7 Heaven Sent (3:52)
  8. 8 Same Thing (Interlude) (1:35)
  9. 9 Got to Get My Heart Back (4:17)
  10. 10 Was It Worth It? (3:36)
  11. 11 Just Like You (4:05)
  12. 12 Losing You (3:49)
  13. 13 Last Night (4:15)
  14. 14 Work It Out (4:03)
  15. 15 Let It Go - Young Dro (3:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keyshia Cole Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Betty Wright Vocals
Bruce Dukov Violin, Performing Ensemble, Concert Master
Charlie Bisharat Violin, Performing Ensemble
Larry Corbett Cello, Performing Ensemble
Brian Dembow Viola, Performing Ensemble
Stephen Erdody Cello, Performing Ensemble
Julie Gigante Violin, Performing Ensemble
Alan Grunfeld Violin, Performing Ensemble
Armen Ksadjikian Cello, Performing Ensemble
David Low Cello, Performing Ensemble
Robin Olson Violin, Performing Ensemble
Sid Paige Violin, Performing Ensemble
Katia Popov Violin, Performing Ensemble
Roger Wilkie Violin, Performing Ensemble
Natalie Leggett Violin, Performing Ensemble
J. Wells Keyboards
Sara Parkins Violin, Performing Ensemble
Roberto Cani Violin, Performing Ensemble
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman Keyboards
Thomas Dienner Viola, Performing Ensemble
Sarah Thornblade Violin, Performing Ensemble
Samuel Formicola Viola, Performing Ensemble
Bryan-Michael Cox Bass, Piano, Drums, Keyboards
Adonis Stropshire Vocals
Alyssa Park Violin, Performing Ensemble
Songa Lee Violin, Performing Ensemble
Tereza Stanislav Violin, Performing Ensemble
Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean Strings
Robert Brophy Viola, Performing Ensemble
Jarquelle Brand Violin, Performing Ensemble
K.D. Hicks Bass, Guitar
Taurian "TJ" Osborne Keyboards
Prince Maestro Keyboards
Phillip Levy Violin, Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Jermaine Jackson Composer
Pastor Donald Alford Producer
Victor Carstarphen Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Composer, Producer
Greg Curtis Composer
Ron Fair Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements, Vocal Producer, String Conductor
James Mtume Composer
Gene McFadden Composer
Todd Shaw Composer
Soulshock Composer, Producer
Scott Spencer Storch Composer, Producer
Mario Winans Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
Marvin Yancy Composer
Karlin Producer
Rodney Jerkins Composer, Producer
Lamb Producer
Missy Elliott Composer
Julian Peploe Art Direction
Josh Butler Engineer
Paul J. Falcone Engineer
Tito Vasquez Digital Editing
J. Wells Producer
Gregory Curtis Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Lex Producer
Jack Knight Composer
Shannon "Slam" Lawrence Vocal Producer
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman Producer
Tal Herzberg Digital Editing
Bryan-Michael Cox Composer, Programming, Producer
Wayne Allison Engineer
Adonis Stropshire Vocal Producer
Conrad Golding Engineer
Dru Castro Engineer
Jason Farmer Composer, Producer
Evan Peters Mixing Coordinator
Sam Thomas Engineer
Keyshia Cole Arranger, Composer, Executive Producer
Alec Newell Engineer
Victor Abijaudi Engineer
Danielle Demmerella Marketing
Ashley Fox Marketing
Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean Programming, Producer
"Angry" Mike Eleopoulos Vocal Engineer
Jesse Andrew Dixon Composer
The Runners Producer
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Producer
Alex "Lex" Francis Composer
C. Broan Producer
Manny Halley Executive Producer
Emily Ma Contributor
Lanny Ma Contributor
Andrew Harr Composer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
Kim Jones Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Keyshia Cole is wonderful....

    I love just about every song on this Cd...Let It Go, I Remember, Heaven Sent, and Just Like You are just a few of her songs that will have you feeling relaxed. Its all about relationships

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    My Girl Keysh

    This album hit the spot! Keyshia is a baby Mary J. Blige and she will never go wrong if she keeps doing what she is doing. As long as she keeps loving and being there for her family with that stern love and keep God 1st. Oh! And tighten up on your live vocals Keyshia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mary J Blige Junior

    When all is said and done for the amazing Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole will be there to pick up where she left off. There are not too many young singers out there today who will have the staying power as will Keyshia Cole.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    shalajar is a keyshia cole lover

    the album is great there's no if or and about it .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    KEYSHIA COLE IS OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

    Keyshia cole is a born star. I love this cd just like i loved her first cd!!!!!!!!!!!!! she put out hit records. I can't stop listening to her cd's. I am so addicted to her music. I can relate to the lyrics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She did it again!

    This cd is so good. She and/or the writer has a gift because she always knows what 2 say and how 2 say it. Her voice is still the same if not better. My favorites are all of them but the ones I think shine are, #3, #5, #9, #10, 12, #14. The album is so good and the lyrical content is on point. Go Keyshia!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best CD this year

    Keyshia has really outdone herself, my favorite is #9, this cd has something every woman can relate to,can't wait for her next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must Have

    Love this CD. The lyrics are on time with what's going on in my life. This is my first Keyshia Cole CD purchase and I can't stop listening to it. I will definitely purchase more of her music.

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