Still Standing After a four-year break, Monica returns with an assured album that seems entirely unconcerned with staying current. Though Still Standing features circa-now hitmakers like Ne-Yo,… Still Standing After a four-year break, Monica returns with an assured album that seems entirely unconcerned with staying current. Though Still Standing features circa-now hitmakers like Ne-Yo,… 2010-03-23 Monica R&B
Music Review

Still Standing (2010)

Monica, Still Standing | BELIEVING IN HER Monica
BELIEVING IN HER Monica
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 23, 2010; Lead Performance: Monica; Genre: R&B

After a four-year break, Monica returns with an assured 
album that seems entirely unconcerned with staying current. Though Still Standing features circa-now hitmakers like Ne-Yo, the 
appealingly unflashy CD feels like a return to the mid-'90s heyday of acts such as Deborah Cox and Total. With its old-school Deniece Williams sample, single ''Everything to Me'' looks back even further. A low-key delight. B+

Download These:
Silky slow jam Everything to Me at myspace.com
If You Were My Man produced by Missy Elliot

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Originally posted Mar 16, 2010 Published in issue #1095 Mar 26, 2010 Order article reprints
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