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    by » 20-01-09, 14:17

    For me my favorite Aaliyah era was actually when she was with R.Kelly and had that whole street thing going on. She was sooooooo cool back then.
    I loved everything she came out with but that was my favorite era.

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    by » 20-01-09, 14:25

    Personally, I love her dead era. I got her album after she died and was blown away. Now it's one of my fave R&B records of all-time. And the I Care 4 U CD was great too. Love Miss You a lot. And Don't Know What To Tell Ya.

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    by » 20-01-09, 15:42

    Quote Originally Posted by Star
    Personally, I love her dead era.


    My favourite period was the time between Are You That Somebody and We Need A Resolution.

    The tracks she came out with for the Romeo Must Die soundtrack were so hot and WNAR was totally cutting edge,

    I thought Are You That Somebody? was absolutely brilliant too, and very underrated, despite narrowly missing the UK top 10, it did get played a lot of MTV, but I don't remember it having much recognition by radio or people in general.

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    by » 20-01-09, 15:53

    Her "Aaliyah" Era
    That album could've been released now and it would still be hot
    WNAR was ahead of it's time
    She was growing as a women and started to make more mature smooth sexy R&B
    Her career ended to soon.

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    by » 20-01-09, 15:54

    I loved the entire AAliyah era but she was my groove star between 1998-2002

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    by » 20-01-09, 16:36

    Same here Blizzy, '98-'02 was the best of Aaliyah. Are You That Somebody, Try Again, More Than A Woman, We Need A Resolution,Rock Da Boat, I Care 4 U, One in a Million. Just some of the tracks that came out during that time. Is definitely the best of Aaliyah and I would say her last studio album "Aalyiah" was her best album.

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    by » 20-01-09, 17:50

    You're right, Aaliyah's "Aaliyah" was her best album because she progressed every time she released an album. I sincerely think if she was still around today, that would still be the case and she wouldn't be following the likes of Ashanti, Monica, Toni Braxton and Mya who struggle to sell records or get any recognition today.

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    by » 20-01-09, 18:51

    Quote Originally Posted by britneyfan09
    Her "Aaliyah" Era
    That album could've been released now and it would still be hot
    WNAR was ahead of it's time
    She was growing as a women and started to make more mature smooth sexy R&B
    Her career ended to soon.

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    Totally agree. It was definitely ahead of its time. I remember Loose Rap, and Extra Smooth, hot tracks. R&B just wasn't ready.
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    by » 21-01-09, 09:14

    Aaliyah, that album was spectacular. It's the definite album in contemporary R&B for me.

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    by » 21-01-09, 14:09

    Quote Originally Posted by britneyfan09
    Her "Aaliyah" Era
    That album could've been released now and it would still be hot
    WNAR was ahead of it's time
    She was growing as a women and started to make more mature smooth sexy R&B
    Her career ended to soon.

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    Cosign. Everything about that era was fantastic. The first time I listened to the album, I immediately wanted more! I could hardly wait for her next album... in a way, I'm still waiting. No one has even come close to filling that empty spot she left (music wise, of course!).

    The fact that judging from her interviews etc she seemed to be one of the nicest human beings, made the loss even more painful. It was the first time I ever felt genuinely sad over the death of someone I didn't even know.

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    by » 21-01-09, 14:17

    I sincerely think if she was still around today, that would still be the case and she wouldn't be following the likes of Ashanti, Monica, Toni Braxton and Mya who struggle to sell records or get any recognition today.
    Yeah. If Aaliyah still existed today then I highly believe Keri Hilson would still be a writer, Ciara would still be clinging to Jazze Pha & optimizing a new look - and Aaliyah's name would be plastered all over the Shock Value albums.

    I could just picture the Until the End of Time remix with Aaliyah instead of Beyonce.
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    by » 21-01-09, 14:22

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLinda
    Quote Originally Posted by britneyfan09
    Her "Aaliyah" Era
    That album could've been released now and it would still be hot
    WNAR was ahead of it's time
    She was growing as a women and started to make more mature smooth sexy R&B
    Her career ended to soon.

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    Cosign. Everything about that era was fantastic. The first time I listened to the album, I immediately wanted more! I could hardly wait for her next album... in a way, I'm still waiting. No one has even come close to filling that empty spot she left (music wise, of course!).

    The fact that judging from her interviews etc she seemed to be one of the nicest human beings, made the loss even more painful. It was the first time I ever felt genuinely sad over the death of someone I didn't even know.
    Yes she was one of the nicest persons on earth just judging by her interviews. I loved and admired how nice and smooth she has always been.

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    by » 21-01-09, 14:28

    God, everytime someone dies they're suddenly the greatest thing ever. I agree she had great material and was very talented. She wasn't even that big of a superstar. She was never bigger than Beyonce or Rihanna. Even in her prime.
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    by » 21-01-09, 14:53

    Quote Originally Posted by Baditude
    God, everytime someone dies they're suddenly the greatest thing ever.
    Sorry, but I considered her great before she died - and I know that I'm not the only one. Yes, after her death a lot of "graveyard groupies" popped out all over the place and took her album sales to new heights... but that effect has died down long ago. Most people that still praise Aaliyah have been fans before she died. Sad thing is, her career was really taking off shortly before her death - but now there's no telling what she would have achieved if it weren't for that tragedy. Which is why people like you claim that she was a "nobody" before and would still be today, even though she was on the rise.

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    by » 21-01-09, 14:56

    She was just coming into her prime really. The "Aaliyah" album is still an amazing piece of artistry that no RnB singer has come close to yet. Nearly every track is a masterpiece and it's so sad that it took her death for people to really notice this album.

    It's strange cause every now and then I'll hear a song and go, oh wow Aaliyah woulda made that track great like Ciara's "Like A Boy" and Jessica Mauboy's "Running Back" souns like it coulda been lifted straight of an Aaliyah album.

    The sad truth is we'll never know if she was bound to be a mega star or just career album artist and I think that it's that potential that people really see as such a sad loss. It'd be the same if "Stripped" was Xtina's last album because fans can only imagine what could have come next.
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    by » 21-01-09, 15:31

    Quote Originally Posted by Baditude
    God, everytime someone dies they're suddenly the greatest thing ever. I agree she had great material and was very talented. She wasn't even that big of a superstar. She was never bigger than Beyonce or Rihanna. Even in her prime.
    This is because I don't believe she ever reached her prime.

    She was a very talented artist and performer, who was unrivalled for me.

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    by » 21-01-09, 16:01

    Her prime was her album Aaliyah. You never know when they've reached their prime until they stop releasing albums. What if her material just all of a sudden was crap after Aaliyah? Alanis Morissette reached her prime critically and commerciallly with her 3rd album "Jagged Little Pill". So why couldn't Aaliyah have reached her prime with her 3rd album.
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    by » 21-01-09, 17:01

    Quote Originally Posted by SholasBoy
    You're right, Aaliyah's "Aaliyah" was her best album because she progressed every time she released an album. I sincerely think if she was still around today, that would still be the case and she wouldn't be following the likes of Ashanti, Monica, Toni Braxton and Mya who struggle to sell records or get any recognition today.
    I disagree. I believe she will have followed the path of those singers who were huge in the late 90s and early 00s but are now flopstars. But I guess we will never know! :(

    "Aaliyah" is a classic though. Love every track!

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    by » 21-01-09, 17:05

    Definitely the 1998-2002 period for me too. I loved Are You That Somebody, We Need A Resolution and Aaliyah's own favourite, the amazing I Care 4 U.

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    by » 07-02-09, 19:28

    I love all her eras but her "dead" Aaliyah Era is my favourite.

    "Aaliyah" was a great album

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    by » 07-02-09, 19:55

    Quote Originally Posted by Baditude
    God, everytime someone dies they're suddenly the greatest thing ever. I agree she had great material and was very talented. She wasn't even that big of a superstar. She was never bigger than Beyonce or Rihanna. Even in her prime.
    People like you sicken me if Aaliyah was here today Beyonce and Rihanna would be in the shadows. You truly don't know nothing.And her album sales are greater than both of them.
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