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“I’m not the average girl from your video/My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes.” Remember when India.Arie burst on to the scene with these words? Remember how she, with her generous bod and unlikely persona, exploded the myth of the perfect woman so prevalent in the ’90s? India’s debut, Acoustic Soul, introduced a performer so fully formed, so confident, so at peace with herself that she couldn’t be denied. And you sure can’t deny Acoustic Soul’s subtle soulfulness and understated beauty. Sing it girl, loud and proud!

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Every song has a meaning. Every song is an inspiration

This album bought me through a lot of tough situations. If your feeling down you should listen to this whole album. And if your having doubt in your love life., You won’t have anymore when you finished listening to this CD. Video- This is the perfect song to start off the album. This song is an explanation of the album itself. Ready For Love- What’s great about this song is that she is singing to love. There are so many beautiful metaphors in this song. This song captures the intense hope inside of her soul. And the willingness to surrender her freedom for true love. Promise- I can’t explain how deeply this song touched me. Listen to the words and you will know who your true friends are. You will know when it’s O.K. to love someone. Brown shin- lets us know that dark shin can be beautiful and sexy like chocolate Strength courage And wisdom- gives you exactly what it says Nature- This is the way you should feel toward anyone who is new to your life. Simple- I can feel the joy in her voice when she is able to tell her man that she loves him. And it’s simple now, not hard like it was when she didn’t know how he felt. Every song has a meaning. Every song is an inspiration


In 20 years when some music guru recounts the top albums of the new millenium, Acoustic Soul will be at the top of the list. India.Arie is a talent beyond measure. This album will give you strength when you are emotionally spent. It will inspire you to be your best self, even when all around you are bringing you down. From the Intro to the Outro, this album is the best of the best and will be remembered as one of the most important albums of our time. Thank GOD for India.Arie! Go ahead, bless yourself! Get this won't regret it!


This album is a very lifting, acoustic inspired, singer/song writer creation. It speaks to who India Arie is and what she wants to do with her talent. She is consistant with staying true to herself and her audience. She never dissapoints, and this album is no exception.


Born: October 3, 1975 in Denver, CO

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Among the neo-classic soul artists to emerge in the early 2000s, following the success of artists like D'Angelo and Lauryn Hill, Atlanta's India.Arie was poised to make a major impact. A studied songwriter and guitar player rooted in the soul and blues of the past, as well as in positive-minded contemporary hip-hop, Arie debuted with Acoustic Soul. Rich with with resonant hooks and mature lyrics -- impressive, considering she been writing songs for only five years -- the album established a remarkable...
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