Two Eleven There's a good reason Brandy's most recent single — the frenetic "Put It Down," featuring Chris Brown — only hit No. 76 on the Billboard… Two Eleven There's a good reason Brandy's most recent single — the frenetic "Put It Down," featuring Chris Brown — only hit No. 76 on the Billboard… 2012-10-16 Brandy R&B RCA
Music Review

Two Eleven (2012)

ETHEREAL COLLECTION Despite her disappointing first single ''Put It Down,'' Brandy's latest album is touching and well-crafted
ETHEREAL COLLECTION Despite her disappointing first single ''Put It Down,'' Brandy's latest album is touching and well-crafted
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 16, 2012; Lead Performance: Brandy; Genre: R&B; Production: RCA

There's a good reason Brandy's most recent single — the frenetic ''Put It Down,'' featuring Chris Brown — only hit No. 76 on the Billboard Hot 100: It's one of the weakest offerings from an otherwise well-crafted for-the-fans album. Ignore what's pushed to pop radio. Brandy scores when her raspy-sweet voice soars during ballads and slow jams, and that's what stands out on this intimate, often ethereal collection, Two Eleven, which sputters only when she fires up the vocoder. B+

Best Tracks:
No Such Thing as Too Late
Can You Hear Me Now
Originally posted Oct 03, 2012 Published in issue #1228-1229 Oct 12, 2012 Order article reprints