Unbound

Sasha Frere-Jones’ review of R. Kelly’s latest album is pretty close to mine; however, it takes him damn near 1,500 words, without obscenity of course, to do so. Writing an album like Kelly’s Double Up is fun because he has interesting content—something I rarely find in Vietnamese music—to go off on. Someone once told me that I always focus on the voice, delivery and technicality when I review Vietnamese albums. What else is there to write when almost all of Vietnamese singers do not write their own music. It does get boring after a while, but that just the way it is.

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