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In A Perfect World... by Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson

In A Perfect World...

Release Date: Mar 24, 2009

Genre(s): R&B

Record label: Interscope


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Album Review: In A Perfect World... by Keri Hilson

Very Good, Based on 4 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

After lengthy delays and some surprisingly low-performing singles, In a Perfect World... was issued in March 2009 and happened to sync up with Keri Hilson's first solo Top 20 hit, the coquettish trunk rattler "Turnin Me On." Prior to this, Hilson was quite familiar with high chart positions as a songwriter and featured vocalist. She co-wrote Mary J.

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Entertainment Weekly - 79
Based on rating B+

With assists from talented friends like Timbaland, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West, Keri Hilson — who’s penned songs for Britney Spears and Usher, among others — gracefully emerges from behind the scenes with In a Perfect World…, a seductive debut CD full of slick, radio-friendly cuts. B+ Download This: Listen to the song ”Turnin’ Me On” on imeem.com See all current music reviews from EW .

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Prefix Magazine - 65
Based on rating 6.5/10

Keri Hilson's long-delayed debut album, In a Perfect World..., comes with high expectations due to her previous hit songwriting credits (Britney Spears's "Gimme More," Omarion's "Ice Box"), as well as the involvement of producer extraordinaire Timbaland. Add a featured spot on one of 2007's biggest songs, Timbaland's "The Way I Are," as well as production from the likes of Danja and Polow da Don and guest spots from Keyshia Cole, Lil' Wayne, Kanye West, Akon and Ne-Yo, and the pieces are in place for success. What we have is an eager-to-please radio-friendly effort.

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PopMatters - 50
Based on rating 5/10

When I hear Beyoncé—excuse me, “Sasha Fierce”—say “a diva is a female version of a hustler” over a bubbling stutter-stepping background, I’m inclined to believe her. If I put aside the minor detail of why the word “hustler” has to be broken down into male and female versions, I can kind of dig the overall sentiment. The problem is that female hustlers seem to be just as anonymous and nondescript as their male counterparts.

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