Title - 'The Evolution' (LaFace)
Artist - Ciara
Thankfully Ciara's latest CD does show a heap of improvement as promise and it did in fact meet my expectations. Her sophomore album shows growth from her Goodies days and lyrically she has matured and is quite creative in what she says. Her voice is on point but serves a different purpose. Less crunk and more ballads has been driven throughout this entire album. You will fine that the ballad measurement of this CD is way better than on Goodies and the dance tracks is pretty solid but not as hot. The tracks that stand out to me are Get Up, Promise, My Love, I Proceed, So Hard, Can't Leave Em' Alone, and That's Right. Change is a good thing because Ciara doesn't stick to just one in-house producer instead she hauls in big name producers such as the aforementioned Jerkins, The Neptune's, will-i-am, and Sean Garrett makes this an enjoyable as well. I found the track "I'm Just Me" very mellow for a Neptune's production and won't have you believe that it was produce by them making it an average listen. Ciara is one great entertainer and is very innovative with her style. Her diva personality is very mellow compare to the other artist out there which makes her a good role model for the younger females. R&B fans that are looking to get this album should do so being that it's something to groove to or mellow out in.