Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Missy Elliott and Timbaland present Tweet, an addition to Missy's Goldmine records and the first star of 2002. Southern Hummingbird ranges from hip-hop party grooves, to sultry love songs, to the songs that show Tweet a... more »
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Missy Elliott and Timbaland present Tweet, an addition to Missy's Goldmine records and the first star of 2002. Southern Hummingbird ranges from hip-hop party grooves, to sultry love songs, to the songs that show Tweet at her most passionate and edgy, with an acoustic guitar. Features the first single 'Oops (Oh My)'. 2002.
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Oh My...What a breath of fresh air
JOHNBLAZE | Denver, CO, USA - The Mile High City | 04/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off, I'm going to start by saying this: If you are looking for the average Missy or Timbaland album, THIS IS NOT IT. Tweet's "Southern Hummingbird" is perhaps the most refreshing album I've heard in quite some time. From beginning to end (with the exception of the last two bonus tracks) are nothing short of musical ecstacy. The production on this album is very simple, stripped almost - leaving Tweet and her angelic voice to shine all over the album. The best examples of this is are songs like "My Place", "Smoking Cigarettes", and the heartbreaking song "Motel", in which Tweet discovers a lover sneaking around in a... well, a motel. Seems simple enough, right? Tweet's voice, coupled with only a single acoustic guitar easily makes this the most breathtaking song on the album. You can almost feel her emotion - her anger... Don't get me wrong, "party" tracks like "Oops (Oh My)", "Boogie 2nite", and "Make Ur Move" can definately move bodies on the dance floor, but the slow songs definately take control of the album. Another amazing track is "Drunk", which has an eerie haunted house-type feel to it. Like a previous reviewer commented, it's definately not a track you want to listen to while you're drunk. Spend some time with Tweet - it's not often that a Southern Hummingbird like this comes along to breathe new life into a stagnant R&B market...."
Tweet...........Soulful voice of the South
I.B. | Westampton, NJ | 04/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This new one from tweet brings the heat once again to the music world with "Southern Humming bird". From the first listen I was hooked and played it through 3 times over. The first single "Oops" makes you think this is another timbaland beat heavy cd, with just another R+B girl to sing over. Not the case here. The cd is very soulful with a lto of different sounds and beats.(fast , midtempo and slow) No matter how fast or slow the song is...they all have a soulful vibe to it. Missy did it right by bring tweet out in a different way. There is also a lot of guitar playing here. Makes it sound mroe liek a live session sometimes on some of the songs. (She is a godo live singer). Now to the songs....whats good?My place(reminds you of something D'Angelo would make. real soulful), Smoking cigarettes, Best Friend(probably one of the most soulful tracks on the album), Always Will, Boogie 2 night(tight club song), Oops(we all know this..the song that started it all), Motel(real soulful with a story behind it), beautiful(Another on of my favorite soulful tracks), Heaven, Call me(Next single with another hot beat), Drunk(Song with another deep story behind it), Sexual Healing pt.2 (Tight remix that makes everythign different).Overall tweet came strong for her debut and made it clear that its not just another R+B singer here. I would not be surprised if she droped a live cd later on...but for now this is good. anyone with doubts about this should pick this up and listen for themself. Its a good mix of sounds with a lot of soul.Dont sleep.....get it!"
Simple, refreshing, sensual
D. Micha | 04/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"SOUTHERN HUMMINGBIRD is absolutely awesome in every way. Aside from being a complete surprise, it's also a different take on todays R&B. This album is very sensual, mellow and stripped down. Charlene "Tweet" Keys has a smooth, sweet voice that conveys emotion with every note. She's very talented vocally, lyrically, and musically. She even plays the guitar on the acoustic driven "motel." If you expect more of the hit single "oops (oh my)" on this CD you'll be disappointed. SOUTHERN HUMMINGBIRD is a different vibe all together. This is not the usual Missy/Timbaland sound; which is nice for a change. Tweet takes a stripped-down, mellow approach and emerges victorious. Instead of being shocked, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. It all begins with the inviting "my place" which is such a warm, smooth track. One of many.Other gems are "smoking cigarettes" (which is a strange combination of acoustic guitars and a distorted beat), "best friend" (a laid-back soulful "is it love" tune), "oops (oh my)" (recalling a lesson in "self love"), "make ur move" (a club shaker), "complain" (a smooth bluesy track) and "drunk" (which sounds like an eerie, warped, like you could be drunk track). There are so many great songs on here that it's hard to spot a bad one. This CD is such a much needed breath of fresh air in todays over produced market. I was pleasantly surprised as to how well the songs work here. In every way this SOUTHERN HUMMINGBIRD takes flight. It's a wonderful album."