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Massive R&B: Spring 2011

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
The Universal compilation series which started back in 2005 returns for its annual seasonal installment of the best R&B tunes from spring 2011. The two-CD, 40-track collection may contain number ones from Black Eyed Peas ("The Time") and Bruno Mars ("Grenade"), and Top Five singles from Jessie J ("Do It Like a Dude"), Rihanna ("S&M"), and Far East Movement ("Like a G6"), but Massive R&B: Spring 2011 is less hit-focused than its predecessor. Superstars like Kanye West ("Runaway"), Usher ("Spotlight"), and Mariah Carey ("Up Out My Face") appear, but it's their lesser-known album tracks which make the cut rather than their more familiar chart successes, providing a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
The Universal compilation series which started back in 2005 returns for its annual seasonal installment of the best R&B tunes from spring 2011. The two-CD, 40-track collection may contain number ones from Black Eyed Peas ("The Time") and Bruno Mars ("Grenade"), and Top Five singles from Jessie J ("Do It Like a Dude"), Rihanna ("S&M"), and Far East Movement ("Like a G6"), but Massive R&B: Spring 2011 is less hit-focused than its predecessor. Superstars like Kanye West ("Runaway"), Usher ("Spotlight"), and Mariah Carey ("Up Out My Face") appear, but it's their lesser-known album tracks which make the cut rather than their more familiar chart successes, providing a more unique and less predictable offering than similarly themed releases. Wisely representing British R&B artists alongside their more celebrated American counterparts, there is retro-soul from Plan B ("Prayin'"), grime from Skepta ("Amnesia"), dubstep from Devlin ("Let It Go"), pop-rap from N-Dubz ("Morning Star"), and urban electro from Taio Cruz ("Higher"), in addition to tracks from Jodie Connor, Donae'o, and Tinchy Stryder. Highlights from the first disc include the Lonely Island ft. Akon's parody "I Just Had Sex," Lupe Fiasco's hip-hop anthem "The Show Must Go On," and Trey Songz's seductive ballad "Can't Be Friends," while Chase & Status' old-school, Loleatta Holloway-sampling "Blind Faith," Cee-Lo Green's Motown pastiche "It's OK," and Nicole Scherzinger's energetic, Lady Gaga-esque stomper "Poison" are the standouts from Disc Two. If you're looking for the biggest and most commercial hits from the contemporary urban scene, you'd be better off with the Essential R&B and R&B Collection series, but if you fancy discovering some new material, Massive R&B: Spring 2011 could provide you with a wealth of potential future favorites.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2011
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 600753333631
  • Catalog Number: 5333363
  • Sales rank: 274,262

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 S&M - Rihanna (4:05)
  2. 2 Higher - Travis McCoy (3:38)
  3. 3 The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco (3:58)
  4. 4 Let It Go - Devlin & Labrinth (3:27)
  5. 5 I'll Be in the Sky - B.o.B (4:06)
  6. 6 Like a G6 - The Cataracts (3:39)
  7. 7 The Time (Dirt Bit) - The Black Eyed Peas (4:12)
  8. 8 Down on Me - Jeremih (3:49)
  9. 9 Move That Body - T-Pain (3:26)
  10. 10 Champagne Life - Ne-Yo (4:24)
  11. 11 Got Your Back - Keri Hilson (4:25)
  12. 12 Right About It - Drake (4:37)
  13. 13 Runaway - Pusha T (5:39)
  14. 14 You Be Killin' 'Em - Fabolous (3:31)
  15. 15 No Hands - Roscoe Dash (4:23)
  16. 16 Let It Rain - Melanie Fiona (3:27)
  17. 17 Can't Be Friends - Trey Songz (3:41)
  18. 18 Perfect Nightmare - Shontelle (2:57)
  19. 19 Lay It Down - Lloyd (4:01)
  20. 20 I Just Had Sex - The Lonely Island (2:50)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Grenade - Bruno Mars (3:41)
  2. 2 Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj (3:46)
  3. 3 Who Dat Girl - Flo Rida (3:20)
  4. 4 Do It Like a Dude - Jessie J (3:15)
  5. 5 Pretty Girl Rock - Keri Hilson (4:04)
  6. 6 Up Out My Face - Nicki Minaj (4:24)
  7. 7 I Ain't Thru - Nicki Minaj (3:59)
  8. 8 Poison - Nicole Scherzinger (3:48)
  9. 9 Every Little Part of Me - Alesha Dixon (3:22)
  10. 10 It's OK - Cee Lo Green (3:46)
  11. 11 Aston Martin Music - Drake (4:31)
  12. 12 Prayin' - Plan B (3:42)
  13. 13 Morning Star - N-Dubz (3:07)
  14. 14 Like U Like - Aggro Santos (3:25)
  15. 15 Do It Like Me - R.D. (2:55)
  16. 16 Now or Never - Jodie Connor (3:42)
  17. 17 I'm Fly - Donae'o (3:30)
  18. 18 Blind Faith - Chase & Status (3:38)
  19. 19 Amnesia - Skepta (3:55)
  20. 20 Do It - Incisive (3:41)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
C. Haynes Composer
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