19 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Vocalist and celebrity Chris Brown follows 2011's F.A.M.E. with Fortune, bringing a refocused dance-floor finesse to this album, adding techno-inspired intensity to songs like "Turn Up the Music" and "Don't Wake Me Up," as well as a serious dubstep heaviness to tracks like "Bassline." This direction works well for Brown, as he's got the right melismatic tone to float above these DJ-friendly cuts.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Vocalist and celebrity Chris Brown follows 2011's F.A.M.E. with Fortune, bringing a refocused dance-floor finesse to this album, adding techno-inspired intensity to songs like "Turn Up the Music" and "Don't Wake Me Up," as well as a serious dubstep heaviness to tracks like "Bassline." This direction works well for Brown, as he's got the right melismatic tone to float above these DJ-friendly cuts.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
7.4K Ratings
7.4K Ratings
hw47 ,

terrible

auto-tuned gargbage. i don't get it you have a good voice. why.

also, you can't just make a million ballads and automatically be deep. this entire album means nothing.

TonyMFit ,

What we've been waiting for!!!

This album is amazing. I don't care what anyone says, breezy went in hard on this one!! TeamBreezy this is a must get. Lets make it number 1 for 2012!!!

Broken Headphones ,

AN UNDERWHELMING EFFORT

All personal matters aside, there's no denying that Chris Brown is a talented artist. In fact, his vocal and dance skills have only gotten better with time since his debut back in '05. But the thing that frustrates me about Chris is that his music lacks the depth and authenticity needed for him to grow as a singer. Much like his past releases, "Fortune" offers nothing more than countless songs about the same, tired themes: dancing in the club, getting money, and making love to women. There's no consistency, no originality. Just repetitive tracks with catchy beats and disappointingly contrived lyrics. It would've been refreshing to listen to at least one song displaying Brown's vulnerable side. But instead, he's decided to bottle up all his real emotions in favor of more forgettable dance songs and generic love ballads. To make matters worse, the production of "Fortune" is an inconsistent mess. The techno, hip-hop, and dubstep beats end up clashing together in a very unpleasant way. There isn't even an ounce of R&B or soul to be heard, even though iTunes has apparently listed that as the genre. As a whole, I just don't like this record. It lacks the heart of Chris' earlier work, and nearly every track on it sounds exactly the same. So before you all start dismissing me as being a "hater", let me just say that I respect Chris Brown as an entertainer. It's just the repetitiveness of his material that disappoints me. I know he has the potential to improve the quality of his music, but unfortunately, "Fortune" shows no signs of him changing up his style anytime soon. What a shame.

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