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It's Me Again
     

It's Me Again

4.3 3
by Tweet
 
If It's Me Again had a couple more up-tempo tracks and fewer scene jackings from Missy Elliott, it would have no trouble matching the greatness of 2002's Southern Hummingbird. Elliott's berserk (not Bazerk) squawks vandalize return single "Turn da Lights Off," a Kwamé co-production touched by old-school elegance and vinyl crackle à

Overview

If It's Me Again had a couple more up-tempo tracks and fewer scene jackings from Missy Elliott, it would have no trouble matching the greatness of 2002's Southern Hummingbird. Elliott's berserk (not Bazerk) squawks vandalize return single "Turn da Lights Off," a Kwamé co-production touched by old-school elegance and vinyl crackle à la Monica's "So Gone" -- another moment when Elliott should've been blocked from the vocal booth. (Get on the bus, indeed; where are Road to Stardom judges Teena Marie and Dallas Austin when you need them?) Like on Southern Hummingbird, slow tempos and spare arrangements dominate, but restlessness is bound to set in during the latter half. Though few songs are second-rate, their similarities make them bleed into each other too much. Additionally, nothing on the album is as magnetic or odd as "Oops (Oh My)," which -- to be fair -- had to be expected. Several inspired songs do make It's Me Again desirable, so there's really no reason why anyone should think of Tweet as a one-hit wonder. Besides, she's far too charming and bewitching, serving heavy dosages of wisdom and sweetness. "Iceberg"'s off-kilter combination of pricklish acoustic guitar and widely spaced beats make you feel like you're getting a toe tickling and a deep tissue massage simultaneously; "Things I Don't Mean," a laid-back disco-funk jam, is unique in its form of regret ("I didn't mean the lie when I said to you, 'You make me sick, you can pack your sh*t, I'ma be alright with or without you'"); "Two of Us," shared with daughter Tashawna, will be thought of as sweet by any parent and corny by just about anyone else. While this follow-up doesn't make any improvements on the debut, it'll please fans. That said, if Tweet doesn't shake things up a little and takes another three years to make her third album, she shouldn't be surprised if she loses a good chunk of her audience.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2005
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596287227
catalogNumber:
62872

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tweet   Primary Artist
Steve Plunkett   Guitar
Josh Freese   Drums
Michael Parnell   Bass
Spencer Proffer   Keyboards
John Jubu Smith   Bass,Guitar
Craig Brockman   Keyboards
Marty Cintron   Acoustic Guitar
Soul Diggas   Percussion
Nisan Stewart   Drums
Charile "CSUN" Bereal   Guitar
Cesare Turner   Horn

Technical Credits

Steve Plunkett   Arranger,Producer
R. Bernard Fowler   Composer
Kelly Holland   Composer
Spencer Proffer   Arranger,Producer
Tom Weir   Engineer
Craig Brockman   Producer
Missy Elliott   Producer,Executive Producer
Timbaland   Producer
Marty Cintron   Producer
Mike Rivera   Engineer
Mona Scott   Executive Producer
Soul Diggas   Producer,drum programming
Nisan Stewart   Producer
Dylan Dresdow   Engineer
David Heuer   Engineer
B. James   Composer
Charile "CSUN" Bereal   Composer,Producer
Natalie Stewart   Composer
Anita Marisa Boriboon   Art Direction
Carlos Bedoya   Engineer
Kenny Bereal   Composer,Producer
Kwamé "K1Mil"   Producer
Charlene "Tweet" Keys   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Joshua Mittleman   Personal Assistant
Israel "PT" Najera   Engineer
Stan Malveaux   Engineer
Marcella Araica   Assistant Tracking Engineer
Walter W. Millsap   Producer,Engineer

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It's Me Again 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The album is well worth the wait. Tweet is a very soulful singer. Tweet and her producers give each song wonderful flavor. I love all of the songs. "Iceberg" is a very beautiful, stark strong song with powerful drums, it equates her lover with the coldness of an Iceberg. "I slipped on an Iceberg" Song #10 Small Change has good lyrics as well- the directness and frankness at which she tells her ex lover about his lack of character is clever and refreshing. I like the solo with Rell on song 3 also i love the sexiness and come hither attitude of Cab Ride. The song sampled Little House on the Prairie's theme song---Clever! I loved this CD. The song she sang with her daughter was very nice. Welcome back Tweet! The songs are wonderful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If compared to her first album this one really falls short of Southern Hummingbird. I only liked a handful of songs, most likely because of the fact I compared it with her first CD. It's still much better than a lot of albums put out from other artist of the last few years but I still found myself hoping for more. I don't know if Southern Hummingbird was trying to catch people's attention or bring in new fans with some of her new material, but I wish she hadn’t nearly alienated her Southern Hummingbird fans. I was expecting more of that mature slightly country southern soulful R&B. Maybe a little bit more mature, what I got is an album that should have been her freshman endeavor and SOUTHERN HUMMINGBIRD her sophomore album. Tweet seems to have taken a step back with this one. Don't get me wrong if compared to Destiny's child or maybe even Beyoncé Tweet would still come out on top in my opinion. But I can't really help but compare it to SOUTHERN HUMMINGBIRD. It's the only thing you can compare it to. Nothing in the last few years has come along and been in a league with Tweet in my opinion. I really like her song with her daughter, makes me wish the girl would grow up and sing also. “Iceberg” seems to be in the vein as Southern Hummingbird as well as “Could it be”, I also liked “You” but I really could have done without “Sports, Sex, and Food”. Over all I’d give it 4 stars in comparison to SH but 5 if compared to anything else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD "It's Me Again" was just okay....it is not as mature as "Southern Hummingbird." I guess I was expecting more from Tweet's sophomore album.