X [Deluxe Edition] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Over two years in the making, a period that involved a multitude of revisions and delays, anger management therapy, drug rehabilitation, and a jail stay for parole violation, X surfaced in September 2014 as Chris Brown's sixth full-length studio release. In a way, the album is a corrective. The influence of European dance-pop, which resulted in some of Brown's most forgettable material on Fortune, is all but eliminated in favor of contemporary R&B and pop productions that tend to suit the singer better. Brown does maintain his bad-boy image. It's on typically full display in the chintzy "Loyal" -- its hook a misogynist pleonasm -- and the part-clever/part-nonsensical ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Over two years in the making, a period that involved a multitude of revisions and delays, anger management therapy, drug rehabilitation, and a jail stay for parole violation, X surfaced in September 2014 as Chris Brown's sixth full-length studio release. In a way, the album is a corrective. The influence of European dance-pop, which resulted in some of Brown's most forgettable material on Fortune, is all but eliminated in favor of contemporary R&B and pop productions that tend to suit the singer better. Brown does maintain his bad-boy image. It's on typically full display in the chintzy "Loyal" -- its hook a misogynist pleonasm -- and the part-clever/part-nonsensical string of R. Kelly quotes that is the Trey Songz duet "Songs on 12 Play" ("And I'm feelin' on yo booty, drivin' me crazy, half on a baby"). On "Drown on It," the pied piper of R&B himself joins in, and he and Brown dole out an unsurprisingly cartoonish variety of metaphorical and/or explicit come-ons that include "Just like a male mermaid, baby." Brown combines memorable hooks with some stellar production work on the rubbery disco-funk of "Add Me In" (courtesy of Danja) and the blithe, swaying "Time for Love" (a collaboration with Jean Baptiste and Free School). In these and a few other songs, romantic affection, expressed with seemingly genuine sweetness, takes precedence over sexual aggression and petulance. More importantly, Brown's voice, still boyish, sounds most natural and full of life in these settings. Additional guest appearances come from Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Usher, Tyga, Akon, and Kendrick Lamar, but Brown's lone spot reserved for a woman is his best collaboration here. On the darker but no less striking "Do Better," he and Brandy continue a fruitful association that previously resulted in the Top Five R&B hit "Put It Down" and the phenomenal Two Eleven album cut "Slower." It's one of the more compelling R&B duets of its time, with their vulnerable confessions as sharp as their aspersions. [The deluxe edition adds four tracks, including the pre-album singles "Fine China" (one of Brown's best), "Love More" (featuring Nicki Minaj), and "Don't Think They Know" (pieced together from Digital Black's Aaliyah-enhanced song of the same title, previously unheard elements recorded for it, and Jon B.'s "They Don't Know"). The sticker on the cover of the compact disc version referred to these three singles, as well as "Loyal" and "New Flame," as "#1 hits." When the album was released, none of the five had topped Billboard's Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, or Hot R&B Songs charts, or any of the publication's charts that track digital sales, airplay, and streaming.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2014
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 888837400923
  • Catalog Number: 374009
  • Sales rank: 2,883

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 X (4:20)
  2. 2 Add Me in (3:13)
  3. 3 Loyal (4:24)
  4. 4 New Flame - Rick Ross (4:04)
  5. 5 Songs on 12 Play (3:48)
  6. 6 101 (Interlude) (1:16)
  7. 7 Drown in it (3:42)
  8. 8 Came to Do (3:48)
  9. 9 Stereotype (3:51)
  10. 10 Time for Love (3:45)
  11. 11 Lady in a Glass Dress (Interlude) (1:17)
  12. 12 Autumn Leaves - Kendrick Lamar (4:28)
  13. 13 Do Better (3:48)
  14. 14 See You Around (3:42)
  15. 15 Don't Be Gone Too Long (3:21)
  16. 16 Body Shots (3:42)
  17. 17 Drunk Texting - Jhené Aiko (3:47)
  18. 18 Lost in Ya Love (3:49)
  19. 19 Love More - Nicki Minaj (3:09)
  20. 20 Don't Think They Know (3:57)
  21. 21 Fine China (3:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Brown Primary Artist
Brent Paschke Guitar
Technical Credits
Steve Arrington Composer
Lauren Christy Composer
Cathy Dennis Composer
R. Kelly Composer, Producer
Charles Carter Composer
Jermaine Dupri Composer
Tim Kelley Composer
Donnie Lyle Music Direction
Roger Parker Composer
Brandy Norwood Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Jonathan Buck Composer
Mark Pitts Composer, Executive Producer
Brian Springer Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Brent Paschke Composer
Shawn Carter Composer
Jeffrey Walker Composer
Abel Garibaldi Engineer
Glenn Schick Mastering
Jean Baptiste Composer, Producer
Ian Mereness Engineer
Scott Hoffman Composer
Courtney Walter Art Direction
Maurice Simmonds Composer
PK Producer
Darius Harrison Composer
Babydaddy Producer
Diplo Producer
Nathaniel "Danjahandz" Hills Composer
Chris Brown Composer, Executive Producer
Bu Thiam Management
Daniele Autore Composer
Mark "Exit" Goodchild Vocal Engineer
Danja Producer
Bob Robinson Composer
James Chambers Composer
J. "Lonny" Bereal Composer
B.A.M. Producer
Malissa "Mali" Hunter Composer
Majors Programming
Verse Simmonds Composer
Free School Producer
Gharah Degeddingseze Composer
Tremaine Neverson Composer
Ryan Buendia Composer
DJ Replay Composer
Tyrone Griffin Composer
Mark Kragen Composer
Count Justice Producer
Dwayne Carter Composer
William Roberts Composer
Michael McHenry Composer
Eric Bellinger Composer
Kenneth Coby Composer
Melvin Hough II Composer
Andrew Swanson Composer, drum programming
Bobby Brackins Composer
Keith Thomas Composer
Marcella Araica Composer
Sydne George Composer
Victoria McCants Composer
Rivelino Raoul Wouter Composer
Usher Raymond IV Composer
Mel & Mus Producer
Benjamin Bush Composer
Kendrick Lamar Composer
Dewain Whitmore Jr. Composer
Lucas Nathanson Composer
Nicnac Producer
Clarence Coffee Jr. Composer
Razihel Producer
Wesley Pentz Composer
Mario Bakovic Producer
Dennis-Manuel Peters Producer
Daniel Coriglie Producer
Scott Effman Composer
Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson Composer
Tommy "TBHITS" Brown Producer
Darhyl "DJ" Camper Jr. Composer, Producer
Sevyn Streeter Composer
Waung Hankerson Composer
Nicholas Balding Composer
Howard Eversley Composer
Freshm3n III Producer
Darrell Eversley Composer
Shaun Spearman Composer
Glass John Composer, Producer
Onika Tanya Maraj Composer
Leon Youngblood Composer
Kyle Edwards Composer
Trae Beats Producer
Steven Franks Producer
Jonathan Solone-Myvett Composer
Ambiance & Soundz Producer
Anonymous Producer
Natural Engineer
Mike G Management
Nieman Johnson Composer
Nicolò Arquilla Composer
Roccstar Producer
Samuel "Sam Hook" Jean Composer
Tranell Lamar Simms Composer
Justin Booth Johnson Composer
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