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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
B.o.B's sophomore effort is missing that little bit of humility that made his debut 2010's The Adventures of Bobby Ray so approachable, and when you come out of the gate nailing such a wide variety of pop-rap, asking for growth is asking for a lot. On this sophomore effort, B.o.B sounds like the same guy who delivered that debut and with the same set of skills good lyrics, great pathos, and great punch lines and aspirations big across the board, just after numerous nights of bottle service, living in a platinum dream world where Dr. Luke and Lil Wayne contribute to your hazy highlight title track, and where mega-star Taylor Swift replaces Hayley Williams on the worthy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
B.o.B's sophomore effort is missing that little bit of humility that made his debut 2010's The Adventures of Bobby Ray so approachable, and when you come out of the gate nailing such a wide variety of pop-rap, asking for growth is asking for a lot. On this sophomore effort, B.o.B sounds like the same guy who delivered that debut and with the same set of skills good lyrics, great pathos, and great punch lines and aspirations big across the board, just after numerous nights of bottle service, living in a platinum dream world where Dr. Luke and Lil Wayne contribute to your hazy highlight title track, and where mega-star Taylor Swift replaces Hayley Williams on the worthy "Airplanes" follow-up, "Both of Us." Later it's Nicki Minaj acting like a malfunctioning robot on the hip thrill ride called "Out of My Mind," followed by alt-rocker Ryan Tedder on the warm and cozy morning affirmation titled "Never Let You Go," but B.o.B isn't just influenced by the styles of his guests and is willing to bump a solo strip-club number "Ray Bands" next to a solo soul-searcher "So Hard to Breathe" as if albums were always executed like trapeze acts. Combine well funded and well crafted along with the rapper's "no frontin'" attitude -- sometimes he really wants to ease problems, and sometimes he really wants to be at a strip club -- and it starts to come together, plus when Morgan Freeman delivers that big, heavy-handed intro with barely a smirk, B.o.B's choice of audacious over ironic is refreshing. This is bold pop-rap at an "Arena" level, and while partying like a rock star means cohesiveness takes a hit, Strange Clouds is still thrilling and persuasive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2012
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678826498
  • Catalog Number: 527788
  • Sales rank: 35,617

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bombs Away (5:28)
  2. 2 Ray Bands (3:48)
  3. 3 So Hard To Breathe (4:21)
  4. 4 Both of Us (3:36)
  5. 5 Strange Clouds (3:46)
  6. 6 So Good (3:34)
  7. 7 Play For Keeps (3:22)
  8. 8 Arena (4:27)
  9. 9 Out of My Mind - Nicki Minaj (3:42)
  10. 10 Never Let You Go (4:20)
  11. 11 Chandelier - Lauriana Mae (4:00)
  12. 12 Circles (3:47)
  13. 13 Just a Sign (5:57)
  14. 14 Castles (3:54)
  15. 15 Where Are You - Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. (4:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
B.o.B Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Soloist
Julie Frost Vocals
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Ryan Tedder Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Trey Songz Vocals
Taylor Swift Vocals
Brent Kutzle Piano
Kato Bass Guitar
Kool Kojak Vocals
Henry Walter Vocals
Lukasz Gottwald Vocals
Jasmine Pratt Vocals
Jamie Hyder Vocals
Delarry D.Fi Sanders Drums
Sab-Bion Portlock Vocals
Technical Credits
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Frequency Producer, Engineer
Noel Zancanella Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Michelle Piza Package Manager
Dr. Luke Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
T.I. Executive Producer
John Hanes Engineer
Jim Jonsin Executive Producer
Cindy Zaplachinski Legal Counsel
Phil Seaford Engineer
Alex Kirzhner Art Direction
Ryan Tedder Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Mynority Producer
Ariel Chobaz Engineer
Sean Garrett Composer
TJ Chapman Management
Marsha St. Hubert Marketing
Billboard Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Brent Kutzle Composer
B.o.B Programming, Producer, Executive Producer, Instrumentation
Smith Carlson Engineer
Henry Walter Composer
Dwayne Carter Composer
Megan Joyce Legal Counsel
Ian Mercel Engineer
Kyle King Composer
Clarence Montgomery III Composer
Justin Franks Composer
Tim Sommers Composer
Jeremy Dussolliet Composer
Brian "DJ Frequency" Fryzel Composer
Scott Felcher Legal Counsel
Evan Freifeld Legal Counsel
Brian Richardson Management
Alexander Grant Composer
Elliot Carter Engineer
Mathieu Jomphe Composer
Theo Sedlmayr Legal Counsel
Clint Gibbs Engineer
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. Composer, Engineer
Michael L. Williams II Composer
Ammar Malik Composer, Programming, Instrumentation
Cirkut Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Pierre Ramon Slaughter Composer
Valentino Khan Composer, Producer
Tiffany Almy Legal Counsel
Takehiko Kato Composer
Stephen Joshua Hill Composer
Robert Clyde Hargrove Composer
Jasmine Pratt Composer
Jamieson Xavier Jones Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Delarry D.Fi Sanders Composer
Jose Aguirre Lopez Composer
Clifford Harris Jr. Composer
Catherine Ansley Hughes Composer
Bradley Horne Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    I love B.o.B!!! b.o.b is a great pop/rap artist he's my favor

    I love B.o.B!!!

    b.o.b is a great pop/rap artist he's my favorite and I have been a big fan of him since 2010 :) :)

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  • Posted May 6, 2012

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    Strange and Fun

    “Strange Clouds” by B.o.B is a collection that blends rap, pop, and dance with good results. The following is a sampler of the enjoyable songs on this collection:
    “So Good”
    “Just A Sign” (featuring Playboy Tre)
    “Castles” (featuring Trey Songz)
    “Never Let You Go” (featuring Ryan Tedder
    “Chandelier” (featuring Lauriana Mae)
    “Arena” (featuring Chris Brown & T.I.)
    “Both Of Us” (featuring Taylor Swift)
    “Strange Clouds” by B.o.B is best for those who are open to listening to cd collections that contain a quality balance of rap, dance, and pop genres.

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