Chris Brown, "F.A.M.E"


The title of Chris Brown's latest album, "F.A.M.E.," stands for "Forgiving All My Enemies." But the R&B singer doesn't directly address his "enemies" on the highly anticipated set. Instead, he delivers an album full of emotional stories over a diverse mix of hip-hop, R&B, electro and dance beats. "No BS" is a lullaby about a casual sexcapade, while "Wet the Bed" finds Brown helping his woman reach her sexual peak over the tick-tock of a clock. The 21-year-old croons about matters of the heart on "Up to You," a piano-based song about lusting for a young lady, and "Deuces" finds him bidding a bitter goodbye to a toxic relationship. Brown also gets experimental with songs like the electro-heavy "Oh My Love" and dance track "Beautiful People." The easier-but not exactly wiser-route for Brown would've been to take jabs at those who turned their backs on him, but his tactic here seems to give listeners a solid album. And what better way to quiet naysayers than doing just that?