by Chris Brown
Released: Nov 2007
The wistful romanticism and light acoustic thump of "With You" recalls Beyonce's "Irreplaceable," while the stomping aggro crunk of "Hold Up" benefits from a guest spot by Outkast's Big Boi. But the album's greatest asset is Chris Brown himself. He not only has a great voice, but he's a supremely likable dude, whether he's flirting with schoolboy sleaze ("Kiss Kiss," "Wall to Wall") or affecting love and tenderness ("I Wanna Be").