I think my first impression was that half of the songs seemed like ideas she was really in love with that didn't really tend to go anywhere. That's still what I think of in a few of the songs but it's grown on me.
I've always really loved "Bamboo Banga," a nice way to start the album. I like her singing on "Jimmy," which sets a different tone for the album. There was a lot of competition for many of last year's albums and I think I naturally gave it less credit for that.
Oh, and "20 Dollar" was the song I mentioned in the initial post.
Okay, so I'm a lot more familiar with this now and have given it more attention since "Paper Planes" has hit it big. I think I like it more than I initially did. But the thing is, I initially didn't care that much for "Boyz" which was the album's first single. And yeah, "Mango Pickle Down River" is pretty bad.
Kala: 4/5. 01. Paper Planes 02. Come Around (Produced by & featuring Timbaland.) 03. Hussel 04. XR2 05. Jimmy 06. Bamboo Banga 07. World Town 08. 20 Dollar 09. The Turn 10. Bird Flu 11. Boyz 12. Mango Pickle Down River
Post by blahblahblah on Oct 9, 2008 21:00:19 GMT -4
I'm actually not that big of a fan of "Come Around." It's not a bad song per se, but it just feels way too out of place for this album. It made more sense when it was bonus track of Timbaland's album. Here's how I rank the album:
1. Paper Planes 2. Bamboo Banga 3. World Town 4. XR2 5. Jimmy 6. Boyz 7. Hussel 8. 20 Dollar 9. Bird Flu 10. Come Around 11. The Turn 12. Mango Pickle Down River