The credit "Brandy ft. Chris Brown" is just how the record industry works these days, and it's something we really just have to get used to for the moment. (If mass outcry had any deterrent effect on what labels did, certain remixes would not exist, and certain folks responsible wouldn't have responsibilities anymore.) The Bangladesh and Sean Garrett writing/production credit is also how the record industry works these days; judging by their past work, it's one of the better ways. A Brandy comeback, however, wasn't exactly inevitable, and yet here it is, meaning we're predisposed to like "Put It Down" much more than if someone else's name were on it.
Pay attention to that last bit as you listen to this, by the way.
"Put It Down"'s certainly an assertive lead single, largely thanks to Bangladesh and his bass/string stabs. Everything else here's the thin soup of too much chart R&B--the tinny percussion, the canned claps, the "I'm gonna put it down / you're gonna fall in love" chant that's the tough hook to the chorus's sweet one--but those stabs! They almost singlehandedly make this quite the beat, enough that it almost doesn't matter what the vocalists do over it.
That's probably for the best, because no one here sounds like themselves. Brandy's voice, when not massed into (very nice, mind you) call-and-response, is either kept sliver-thin or made slightly affected, as if someone in the studio kept yelling "SWAG! MORE SWAG!" across the room while she tried to record. Meanwhile, Chris Brown's verse is so chirped and pitch-shifted and accent-addled that you suspect this was meant to say "ft. Nicki Minaj" before someone at RCA remembered it was supposed to be a hetero love song. (Or, while we're playing conspiracy speculator, maybe Brandy's verse was supposed to be Chris's, making this Chris ft. Nicki? Brandy sounds a little like Chris Brown backing vocals.)
The beat, though. Some things can excuse a lot.
Uberi.com Touts 'Best' Online Deals.
Health & Beauty Close-Up July 10, 2010 Uberi.com, an Internet deal and coupon site, said that it helps consumers get the best deals to save money. here amazon coupon code free shipping
Uberi.com covers products such as electronics, video games, DVDs, apparel, footwear, household items, printable coupons, freebies, the company noted.
"Consumers are becoming savvier in making their purchases," said Shane Hu, founder of Uberi.com. "To further push the purchasing power of each dollar, we show our readers exactly what to do at Uberi.com. Our readers can find incredible deals from a new grill to a fantastic bargain on a high-end laptop. We feature products from reputable retailers to ensure a hassle-free shopping experience. In addition, this is not just about saving money. It's the bragging rights too!" Uberi.com said that it always confirms the validity of deals at the time of posting, along with clear instructions to help readers obtain the best prices possible. Price comparisons are included, so consumers know exactly what the savings are. Most Uberi.com readers visit the site between 2-5 times daily, since deals are constantly added throughout the day. in our site amazon coupon code free shipping
Furthermore, for those who want to receive free shipping at Amazon.com, Uberi.com features an Amazon Free Shipping Filler where readers can enter the amount needed to qualify for free shipping. Other features include a Coupon Code search and Amazon Discount Table, taking readers directly to products marked down from 10 percent to 90 percent and quickly locating Amazon.com closeout specials, the company noted in a release.
((Comments on this story may be sent to [email protected]))