Two Eleven

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Brandy could have released another adult contemporary-oriented set, or linked with the dance-pop producers who have boosted many of her fellow artists. Instead, she made a modern R&B album. Even Two Eleven's most upbeat and commercial song, "Put It Down" -- a blocky, bass-heavy number featuring Chris Brown and production from Bangladesh and Sean Garrett -- was aimed more at urban radio than mainstream Top 40 stations. It became the singer's first Top Five R&B/Hip-Hop single in ten years, and it sticks out on an album dominated by aching ballads and grown slow jams. She took something of a risk by breaking from her norm and working with numerous songwriters and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Brandy could have released another adult contemporary-oriented set, or linked with the dance-pop producers who have boosted many of her fellow artists. Instead, she made a modern R&B album. Even Two Eleven's most upbeat and commercial song, "Put It Down" -- a blocky, bass-heavy number featuring Chris Brown and production from Bangladesh and Sean Garrett -- was aimed more at urban radio than mainstream Top 40 stations. It became the singer's first Top Five R&B/Hip-Hop single in ten years, and it sticks out on an album dominated by aching ballads and grown slow jams. She took something of a risk by breaking from her norm and working with numerous songwriters and producers -- a large cast that includes Rico Love, the Bizness, MIDI Mafia, Warryn Campbell, Mario Winans, and Frank Ocean. It paid off. Much of what resulted teems with assurance and empowered, shot-calling sexuality. "Slower," produced by Switch and co-composed by Chris Brown, slips and slides with a dazzling backdrop. Brandy scuttles between relaxed and rapid modes to equally stimulating effect, following "Come here, let mama bring you up to speed" with "I know you wanna beat it up, but I'm sorry, that ain't really my thing." A piano ballad sheathed in synthetic tom rolls, gauzy guitar, and heavily treated background vocals, "Paint This House" carries some awkward and corny metaphorical/literal cross-ups but is too gorgeously arranged -- make that sculpted -- to be taken as anything other than an album high point. On the slow-motion "Do You Know What You Have," Brandy gets a booming, atmospheric beat from Mike Will, fresh from Juicy J's "Bandz a Make Her Dance." In a seductively challenging manner, the singer repeatedly asks, "Do you know what you got here?" That's a good question. Months after scores of music fans went bananas over an opportunistic resuscitation of a deceased peer's studio scraps, Brandy, a superior vocalist ignored or disregarded by many of those same people, released one of her best albums. She should not be taken for granted.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886919230529
  • Catalog Number: 192305
  • Sales rank: 60,872

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:57)
  2. 2 Wildest Dreams (4:25)
  3. 3 So Sick (4:31)
  4. 4 Slower (2:57)
  5. 5 No Such Thing As Too Late (4:01)
  6. 6 Let Me Go (3:17)
  7. 7 Without You (4:12)
  8. 8 Put It Down - Chris Brown (4:06)
  9. 9 Hardly Breathing (3:55)
  10. 10 Do You Know What You Have (3:28)
  11. 11 Scared of Beautiful (3:46)
  12. 12 Wish Your Love Away (3:19)
  13. 13 Paint This House (3:58)
  14. 14 Outro (0:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brandy Primary Artist
Tony Aliperti Guitar
Pierre Medor Keyboards
Rico Love Background Vocals
Frank Romano Guitar
Earl Hood Keyboards
Eric Goudy II Keyboards
Dwayne "Dem Jointz" Abernathy Jr. Vocals
Danny Morris Keyboards
Technical Credits
Ryuichi Sakamoto Composer
Mario Winans Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Brandy Executive Producer
Brandy Norwood Composer
James Scheffer Composer
Warryn Campbell Composer, Producer
Peter Edge Executive Producer
Michael Piazza Engineer
Breyon Prescott Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Conrad Golding Engineer
Jim Jonsin Programming, Producer
Björn Yttling Composer
Pierre Medor Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Daniel Morris Composer
Francis Graham Engineer
Justin Henderson Composer
Courtney Harrell Composer
Sean Garrett Composer, Producer
Chris Brown Composer
Rico Love Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Lykke Li Zachrisson Composer
Tha Bizness Producer
Brandon James Instrumentation
Ryan Ramsey Management
Maria P. Marulanda Art Direction
Nikolas Marzouca Engineer
Tiyon Mack Composer
Shondrae "Mr. Bangladesh" Crawford Producer
Christopher Whitacre Composer
Eric Bellinger Composer
Shondrae Crawford Composer
Mike "Snotty" Miller Engineer
Thurston McCrea Engineer
Dave Taylor Composer
Harmony Samuels Composer, Instrumentation
Earl Hood Composer, Programming
Eric Goudy II Composer, Programming
Frank Ocean Composer
Amber Streeter Composer
Michael L. Williams II Composer
Dwayne "Dem Jointz" Abernathy Jr. Composer, Programming
Pierre Slaughter Composer
Carlos King Engineer
Nate Burgess Engineer
P-Nasty Producer
Mike WiLL Made It Producer
H-Money Producer
Michael Miller Engineer
Dave Kitch Mastering
Brandon Ramon Johnson Composer, Producer
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