13 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Back to Me is Fantasia Barrino’s most down-to-earth album to date, full of organic, rough-hewn tunes that complement her sandpapery vocals. “Who’s Been Lovin’ You,” “Falling In Love Tonight” and “Even Angels” are perfectly acceptable modernistic tracks, but Fantasia really excels on “Collard Greens & Cornbread,” “Teach Me” and “Move On Me.” These songs don’t resort to the “retro chic” style of Amy Winehouse, but nonetheless display a simplicity and genuine passion that connects them to R&B of the '60s and '70s. The grooves are tight and tough with the authentic smack of snare and the bump of deep bass. The ingredients are mixed to perfection on “The Thrill Is Gone,” a song that leaves you hoping for a full-length collaboration between Fantasia and Cee-Lo. “Bittersweet” proves that proves that Fantasia’s voice is at its best unadorned; the listener is happiest when allowed to experience its nicks and dings, its gentle hoarseness.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Back to Me is Fantasia Barrino’s most down-to-earth album to date, full of organic, rough-hewn tunes that complement her sandpapery vocals. “Who’s Been Lovin’ You,” “Falling In Love Tonight” and “Even Angels” are perfectly acceptable modernistic tracks, but Fantasia really excels on “Collard Greens & Cornbread,” “Teach Me” and “Move On Me.” These songs don’t resort to the “retro chic” style of Amy Winehouse, but nonetheless display a simplicity and genuine passion that connects them to R&B of the '60s and '70s. The grooves are tight and tough with the authentic smack of snare and the bump of deep bass. The ingredients are mixed to perfection on “The Thrill Is Gone,” a song that leaves you hoping for a full-length collaboration between Fantasia and Cee-Lo. “Bittersweet” proves that proves that Fantasia’s voice is at its best unadorned; the listener is happiest when allowed to experience its nicks and dings, its gentle hoarseness.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Ray. R ,

Welcome Back.

I won't lie, I didn't know what to expect of this album when I first heard about it months back. I remember think yes it'll be good, but this is GREAT! Real vocals and R&B is what we need. I think a few other songs should have been on here. but its still a solid album. Congrats Ms. Fantasia

PHATKIDD ,

2 Digital Copies Purchased - 3 Store Bought Records

All I have to say is Ms. Tasia just gave me the soundtrack to my life!!!! - The quality of the writting on this recording is refershing considering some of the more simple offerings on Fantasia's previous records. This record seems to rain in a new light sounding Fantasia. "Back To Me", gives me the feeling `tasia has proven she can sing, and now it's time to enjoy pressing play! - I'm off to ride around Metro Atlanta blasting, "Back To Me"!!!!! - Enjoy Itunes Family!

Blqmamba ,

The worst part IS over! She

"We gonna start it off like this...Let's give it up for Fantasia" take it to church ma!. Fantasia For Real! Your voice has been missed! I've been waiting for this album to drop and now that it has, truer words have never been spoken. The worst part is over! Im fixin to go sop this CD up and crank it on repeat. Endless Blessings to a beautiful soul, spirit and woman.

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