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All of Me

All of MeAfter a string of false starts and scrapped singles, All of Me is ready to go global. Seriously: The U.K. singer's latest begins with...All of MeR&BAfter a string of false starts and scrapped singles, All of Me is ready to go global. Seriously: The U.K. singer's latest begins with...2012-03-01
GLOBAL INVASION Estelle's latest is filled with soul-pop anthems that prime the singer for big-time success

GLOBAL INVASION Estelle's latest is filled with soul-pop anthems that prime the singer for big-time success (Keith Major)

B+

All of Me

Genre: R&B; Lead Performer: Estelle; Status: In Season; Music Label: Atlantic

After a string of false starts and scrapped singles, All of Me is ready to go global. Seriously: The U.K. singer’s latest begins with shout-outs to Paris, Beijing, and ”wherever you came from.” But touristy boasting doesn’t quite suit her (”American Boy” was more about the boy than his borders, after all). Fortunately, what follows does: feel-good soul-pop, melodic grrrl-power rhymes, and lush love songs that make even gruff guest Rick Ross sound like a romantic. B+

Best Tracks:
Positive jam Wonderful Life
Janelle Monáe-featuring Do My Thing

Originally posted March 1 2012 — 12:00 AM EST

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