Woman to Woman

Album Review of Woman to Woman by Keyshia Cole.

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Woman to Woman

Keyshia Cole

Woman to Woman by Keyshia Cole

Release Date: Nov 19, 2012
Record label: Geffen
Genre(s): Pop, R&B, Adult Contemporary R&B, Contemporary R&B

80 Music Critic Score
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Woman to Woman - Very Good, Based on 4 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

This album's title is more a justification for the crazy artwork concept than its musical composition. It's not like this set makes for a back-to-basics move following a wild departure from the norm. Besides, Keyshia Cole could not possibly make an album without addressing former, current, and prospective lovers. Drop a cursor on any spot in the album: "You coulda had it all"; "Ain't got me moanin' like you used to"; "I've tried everything from praying to breaking things to getting out of line." No, Woman to Woman is merely the fifth Keyshia Cole album.

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The Guardian - 80
Based on rating 4/5

On her fifth album, Keyshia Cole has put her formidable talents to their best use yet. Her forte remains the scorned-woman ballad, and over the course of Woman to Woman she ranges through suspicion, frustration and anger, her voice as heavy with emotion as ever. But if, in the past, Cole has sometimes come across as a boilerplate version of Mary J Blige – all cried out with nothing to say – she brings this set to life.

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Boston Globe
Their review was generally favourable

Cole has always given voice to women struggling with love and involvement with men worthy and unworthy of their affections. Her fifth CD digs deeper than recent efforts, and she captures the conflicted emotions and small revelations of desire with honesty and clarity. Like Mary J. Blige and Jazmine Sullivan, Cole infuses her music with an undeniable urgency through her throaty, sensual vocals.

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The New York Times
Their review was only somewhat favourable

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