All of Me 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… All of Me 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… 2012-02-28 Estelle R&B Atlantic
Music Review

All of Me (2012)

GLOBAL INVASION Estelle's latest is filled with soul-pop anthems that prime the singer for big-time success
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GLOBAL INVASION Estelle's latest is filled with soul-pop anthems that prime the singer for big-time success
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 28, 2012; Lead Performance: Estelle; Genre: R&B; Production: 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 Feb 22, 2012 Published in issue #1196 Mar 02, 2012 Order article reprints