Solange’s Debut Sounds ‘Largely Synthetic’

Solange 'Solo Star' album cover

Sal Cinquemani of slant magazine reviewed 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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