Kaleidoscope [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Martine Bury
Kelis has landed. Like a hip-hop/R&B version of Bj?rk, Alanis Morrisette and Liz Phair rolled into one, Kelis flashes female angst. ?I hate you so much right now,? she screams on her breakthrough hit ?Caught Out There,? before switching into a delicious lullaby croon. These ear-bending combinations fill KALEIDOSCOPE, making for an appealingly weird soul cocktail that mixes polytonal instrumentation, gorgeous funky melody and black girl plain-speak. Except for the Timbaland-like production on ?Get Along With You? and ?No Turning Back,? the disc scores high marks for its operatic elements and its liberal use of heavy thudding drum ?n? bass. Virginia?s production duo, ...
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Barnes & Noble - Martine Bury
Kelis has landed. Like a hip-hop/R&B version of Björk, Alanis Morrisette and Liz Phair rolled into one, Kelis flashes female angst. “I hate you so much right now,” she screams on her breakthrough hit “Caught Out There,” before switching into a delicious lullaby croon. These ear-bending combinations fill KALEIDOSCOPE, making for an appealingly weird soul cocktail that mixes polytonal instrumentation, gorgeous funky melody and black girl plain-speak. Except for the Timbaland-like production on “Get Along With You” and “No Turning Back,” the disc scores high marks for its operatic elements and its liberal use of heavy thudding drum ‘n’ bass. Virginia’s production duo, the Neptunes the minds behind Noreaga’s 1998 hit "Super Thug" match Kelis’ sexy singing with thumping drumbeats and her quirkiness with pizzicato and dark, elliptical arrangements. Lyrically, the Harlem-born space child’s verse on “Mafia” borrows the similar loyal girlfriend message of “Through the Fire,” Chaka Khan's burning love ode, but with a gangsta moll edge. "For you I’ll testify/ I’ll lie for you of course/ because my love is like the mafia/ For you I will fight," Kelis sings. By "Ghetto Children," Kelis turns inspirational and you’re cruising on a magic carpet ride through the emotions of a vocal powerhouse. Swirling with upbeat tones, KALEIDOSCOPE is a mothership of femme-fortified, psychedelic hip-hop soul from out of this world.
All Music Guide - Jaime Ikeda
This release showcases the development of a great talent. The album's flaws stem from steps taken backward toward what one could call "mainstream" R&B. It's when Kelis and her production team create tracks that best fit her voice and uniqueness that the end results are outstanding. Although comparisons to Neneh Cherry are inevitable, she does carve out a niche for herself, armed with undeniable talent. Kaleidoscope starts out strongly enough with standouts such as "Caught out There," "Get Along with You," and "In the Morning." Sadly enough, the focus seems to lose its footing midway and from there on out, the remaining songs run from average to good. As an artist who could become, with the proper guidance, a prominent figure for years to come, Kelis is one not to dismiss.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/1999
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384791124
  • Catalog Number: 47911
  • Sales rank: 87,300

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:55)
  2. 2 Good Stuff - Terrar (3:52)
  3. 3 Caught Out There (4:51)
  4. 4 Get Along with You (4:27)
  5. 5 Mafia - Markita (4:18)
  6. 6 Game Show (5:04)
  7. 7 Suspended (4:53)
  8. 8 Mars (5:15)
  9. 9 Ghetto Children - N.E.R.D. (4:48)
  10. 10 I Want Your Love (4:14)
  11. 11 No Turning Back (4:10)
  12. 12 Roller Rink (4:58)
  13. 13 In the Morning (4:20)
  14. 14 Wouldn't You Agree - Justin Vince (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kelis Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Kenny "Blue" Ray Background Vocals
Pharrell Williams Multi Instruments
Chad Hugo Multi Instruments
Marc Dorsey Vocals
Terrar Vocals
Markita Vocals
N.E.R.D. Vocals
Justin Vince Track Performer
Technical Credits
Rob Walker Executive Producer
Len Peltier Art Direction
Pharrell Williams Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Chad Hugo Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Dave "DasKyz" Hummel Engineer
Andrew Coleman Engineer
Dave Hummel Engineer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    KELIS

    I`LIKE`KELIS'S`NEW`ALBUM`TASTY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS CD IS THE BEST!

    THIS CD IS DA BOMB!!! I BAUGHT TASTY B4 I BAUGHT THIS ONE, BUT THIS (I THINK) IS SO MUCH BETTER! THE BEATS ARE REALLY DEEP, SOMETHING YOU'VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE. ITS TIGHT! HOLLA!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brill!!!

    This a superb album.I love everysong.The whole album is great!!My fav would have 2 be Ghetto Children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I would also add 3 more stars!

    Kelis has really done herself this time. This CD is definately a must have. She is so unique and outstanding. I listen to her CD almost twice a day. She is a masterpiece. For 20 y-o, she has a very mature manner of music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's about time for Kelis

    I believe we needed a singer like Kelis to come along and give us a new sound for a long time. She is different and unique in her own right and very eye catching. I'm looking forward to hearing a lot more from this lady.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THEY SHOULD CHARGE MORE FOR THIS ALBUM!!!!!!

    THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN VOCALS AND PRODUCTION IS A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN ON THIS ALBUM.EACH TRACK TAKING SOMEWHERE DIFFERENT WITHOUT BORINGYOU.YOU WOULD THINK FROM HER FIRST SINGLE THIS WAS A MAN BASHING ALBUM BUT ITS NOT.I CAN'T JUST TALK ABOUT ONE SONG BECAUSE THEY ALL COMPETE FOR THE SAME PLAY TIME ON MY STEREO.IF I COULD PLAY ALL THE TRACKS AT ONCE, I WOULD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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