The Makings of Me With so many "done wrong" diatribes to her name, it seems Monica can't brush her teeth without being let down by a slippery boyfriend. At… 2006-10-03 Monica R&B
Music Review

The Makings of Me (2006)

Details Release Date: Oct 03, 2006; Lead Performance: Monica; Genre: R&B

With so many ''done wrong'' diatribes to her name, it seems Monica can't brush her teeth without being let down by a slippery boyfriend. At the ripe old age of 26, the singer hints at mature contentment on her fourth CD — as on the cozy Curtis Mayfield-sampling ''A Dozen Roses (You Remind Me)'' — while retaining some angry edge. ''Sideline Ho,'' meanwhile, scores with tough-talking venom. But she falters when between those two states, on middling ballads like ''My Everything.'' Still, The Makings of Me is a solid addition to her quietly consistent career.

Originally posted Sep 29, 2006 Published in issue #900 Oct 06, 2006 Order article reprints
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