Chris Brown - Fortune Album Review

Review of Fortune Album by Chris Brown

The problem with Chris Brown - and we all know that there is a problem with Chris Brown - is not simply that we know he has a penchant for violence and was sentenced for assaulting his former girlfriend, Rihanna. What's 'almost' worse, is that he continues, with staggering belligerence, to forge himself the kind of persona, as a recording artist that requires the music-buying public to accept the notion that women were put on this planet to admire him and act as his servile orgasm monkeys.

The more naïve amongst us might have expected some degree of humility from Chris Brown's latest album, 'Fortune.' Maybe just an incey-wincey little apology? Some sign of regret or remorse? Just a few minor lyrical nods that might suggest some kind of personality shift? That way, disappointment lies, of course, because Chris Brown's lyrical content is every bit as self-aggrandising and stomach-churning-ly arrogant as ever. In fact, unless you were hoping to see last night's dinner again, I would heartily recommend skipping over '2012,' the track in which Chris Brown forgot to turn the microphone off whilst he explains, in horrifying detail, exactly what he'd like to do to some poor girl in the bedroom. "I'll get a pillow for your knees," he offers, generously, fooling the world's lobotomised women that entering a bedroom with Chris Brown is, in any way a good idea. Take my advice, ladies, there's only one place for that pillow, and it's not under your knees.

Chris Brown Fortune Album


In some ways, you need to feel a little bit sorry for Chris Brown; he's obviously not the brightest spark in the box and on 'Bassline,' he demonstrates why. "Girls like my bassline," he repeats, endlessly throughout the track. A robot voice joins in - one of his robot mates wanting to get a leg-up in the industry from a collaboration, no doubt. They've got it all wrong though. Girls don't like you for your basslines, Chris. They like you for the muscle-definition on your stomach and that sh*t-eating grin of yours. They tell you that they like your basslines because they want you to think that they are interested in your production techniques. Don't be fooled, Chris!

The sympathy that you may feel for Mr. Brown will soon die out though, as you realise that listening to 'Fortune' is the equivalent to listening to a teenage boy telling his schoolmates what he got up to with the girl in the year below, last night and, most likely, lying about it. Elsewhere, Brown displays grotesque levels of the kind of cocksure attitude that makes him such a terribly unappealing character. "Don't judge me" he croons, on 'Don't Judge Me.' But don't worry, he totally understands that you simply can't bear the thought of someone else getting their manicured digits on his six-pack! He understands that! And he won't judge you either! That's mighty big of you, Mr. Brown. I'll remember that next time I'm thinking of punching a girl in the face.

Further displays of his deeply spiritual connection to the female race are evident on 'Stuck on Stupid,' where he reveals the lengths that he would go to for the one he loves by singing "if you told me to go rock climbing, to prove my love. I'd die trying." Really? Rock climbing? Not, I dunno. jumping out of a plane? Crossing the ocean? Walking over hot coals? Has the world of R&B simply run out of clichés for this one, Chris? Because, seriously, they give you a harness when you go rock climbing. It's highly unlikely that you would die.

Brown manages to come up with one track out of thirteen, on this thankfully-short album that is actually agreeable. It's the last track on the album and it's an auto-tuned Euro dance monster. It's called 'Don't Wake Me Up.'


Hayley Avron




Official Site - http://www.chrisbrownworld.com

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naye3

You are just an idiot that can't move pass people making mistakes in life! YOU AREN'T PERFECT. Quit judging people and pray that you don't make the mistakes he has made, if you haven't already. It baffles me how people are so quick to talk about someone's bad but never mention the good. Instead of encouraging him to keep his head up and do better in life u criticize and try your best to bring this young man down!! Mind you he 23yrs old he as well as his music will mature as gets older. Hating off a young talented man seems pathetic to me

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shell517nj

enough with that 3 year old incident. give the man an honest review. enuf already. gee!

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SallyX

Stop focusing on something that happened 3years ago, EVERYONE deserves a second chance in life,everyone.He's done nothing but try to be forgiven by the public and its people like you who cant move on.If you actually tried to know him as a person you would know what a kind, goofy, caring and generous guy he is.Focus on the music and nothing else if you're going to comment on him.Very unprofessional.

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Krissysweety

Hayley Avron, you should be ashamed. You are clearly discussing your hatred for a man whose music career you havent followed at all or you wolud realize his growth from a young boy to a man. Things that he has done in his life that were mistakes, he has chosen to learn from and move on. No matter what happens, you cant ever take back something once you did it. He served his time in that regard and the person he wronged has now forgiven him so what is your gripe? If you dont like him, dont follow him. But this sir, is NO review of his latest work.

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masindi

you guys are just bored and annoying. move on it happened 3yrs ago what about Charlie Sheen who almost killed his wife. get a life

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masindi

you guys are just bored

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samrose

Hayley Avron, Mother Theresa herself.You are everything wrong with society.You continue to punish this young man for what he did when he was just 19.What happened to second chances and forgiveness?He is by no means perfect but he is a human being.I am sick of this virtual bullying.You have some issues you are dealing with cos you feel the need to try and bring C.B. down and make yourself feel better.God is our Judge, let's stop judging.If you hate the music don't listen but tearing down another human being shows how you follow the crowd and just won't and probably can't stand out.I will say a prayer for you.So sad.

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tHEmExiiCaNdOll

Trust me... The girl he plans to do all those things to is not a poor girl at all. She a lucky b*tch.... I adore Chris Brown for his music, because he is an amazing dancer, he has a killer body and he is hilarious; he has a great personality.... I love him so much!!! Whoever wrote this is probably frustrated because no-one ever offered her a pillow or no one ever kissed her lips..... lmfao

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Musiqisme

Miss Hayley Avron, y r u sooo bitter???

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