Kelly Price

Priceless

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She almost quit the industry a few years back, and fortunately she didn't, because Priceless is almost as good as her 1997 debut. Priceless features a multitude of guests ranging from Eric Clapton to fellow diva Faith Evans, but it's Price's voice that unquestionably stands out as the centerpiece. Equal parts powerful and sensual, Priceless reads from track to track almost like an autobiography of Price's life. Easily the highlight of the album is a powerful duet with Faith Evans that unquestionably steals the show. But Priceless is not without its faults, either. There are moments of self-indulgence that hinder Priceless from being great instead of "just good." Unnecessary skits about expensive cars and borrowing the melody of The Brady Bunch theme song just seem unoriginal and downright wrong. That aside, Priceless is a solid album and a much-needed return of a quality R&B vocalist in a genre over-saturated with mediocrity.

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