Sal Cinquemani of slant magazine reviewed Solange Knowles debut solo effort ‘Solo Star’. He gave the album only two of five stars, saying, “The largely synthetic-sounding ‘Solo Star’ follows the growing industry standard in which the focus is on production rather songwriting. The entire hip-hop genre gets dragged down to a new low with the jaw-droppingly asinine ‘Thinkin’ About You’; co-written and produced by Beyonce, the track is built around the theme from ‘Scooby Doo.’ (Yes, Hanna and Barbera even get writing credits.) The cute ‘True Love,’ a duet with Lil’ Romeo, is a sad affirmation that hip-hop’s bling-bling mentality trickles down to the kids.” Read more.
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