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Chris Brown – Heartbreak on a Full Moon (Album Review)

Chris Brown releases “Heartbreak On A Full Moon” — an album that features a whopping 45 tracks.


TOP 5

5. TEMPO

I know ya’ll are going to think I ain’t s–t for this comment, but I feel like “Tempo” has a really good tempo attached to it! (Surprise, Surprise!)

I’ve always had an appreciation for energetic bedroom songs like these, mainly because I feel like it gives listeners this interesting twist to how love-making should be done. Even though I think songs like these are great musically, it’s more about the energy boost that it gives your bedroom experiences.

Doesn’t it feel like Chris is performing foreplay on the beat? It’s like the beat is trying to maintain its sexiness, yet it’s acting all wild and crazy. (Chris got the beat acting like a thotty!)

4. PILLS AND AUTOMOBILES

Chris Brown gathered a bunch of real ones for “Pills & Automobiles.”  

Annually, Chris Brown gifts us with at least one hip hop song that is beyond exhilarating: “Pills and Automobiles” is it!

Chris Brown does his best impersonation of Travis Scott on “Pills & Automobiles.” Not only does he abuse autotune on the song, but he also huffs and puffs his ass off. Nonetheless, I absolutely love what he was able to do!

Yo Gotti sounds like he’s counting money while he’s rapping on “Pills & Automobiles.” He also reminds the world that he’s a pimp and a street n***a on the song.

A Boogie Wit The Hoodie is a newcomer to the hip-hop game, but he sounds like he belongs on “Pills & Automobiles.” On the song, he gives us a nice melodic flow combined with some carefree lyrics. I may like his verse the most!

No one in the hip-hop industry sounds like Kodak Black. On “Pills & Automobiles,” he sounds laidback and even tries his hand at singing a little. I’m surprised Black has the last verse on the song, but at the same time, I’m not (He has the “It” factor).

Chris has a +.500 record when it comes to making hip hop hits like “Pills & Automobiles.”

3. CONFIDENCE

There is two reasons why I like ‘Confidence’: it’s beautiful music, and it sounds like a tune I would hear at Nandos!

‘Confidence’ is uplifting, it’s soothing, and it’s absolutely charming. While Chris could be an erratic dude at times, he takes his time in everything he does on this song, creating this well-thought out track that is very easy on the ears.

I’m not going to say this sounds like ‘Madiba Riddim’, but I guess I just did didn’t I?

2. PRIVACY

‘Privacy’ was one of the main singles out of this whopping 45 track album, and it might be the most dynamic too.

On ‘Privacy’, Chris gives you some soul, he makes you dance a little, and even drops a tough ass rap verse for us. All of the different sounds mesh really well together, making for this explosive Hip Hop track overall.

Chris’s star power shines brighter than ever on this song.

1. GRASS IS GREENER

I’ve always thought this song was amazing! Everything from the booming instrumental to the passionate vocals stand out to me, as Chris takes full advantage of the songs fiery nature.

I feel like this song is a culmination of everything Chris has been through in his career (Love, heartbreak, backstabbing, etc.). Being the emotional light skin man that he is, Chris addresses these matters head on, pouring out his feelings in the most personal way imaginable.

With this song being the last track on this marathon, I feel like it serves as the perfect conclusion for all the things we learned about him in the previous 44 songs.


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

  1. LOST & FOUND (4.5/5)
  2. PRIVACY (5/5)
  3. JUICY BOOTY (4.7/5)
  4. QUESTIONS (4.5/5)
  5. HEARTBREAK ON A FULL MOON (4/5)
  6. ROSES (3.8/5)
  7. CONFIDENCE (5/5)
  8. ROCK YOUR BODY (4/5)
  9. TEMPO (4.6/5)
  10. HANDLE IT (4.3/5) (Was Great til Yachty destroyed it)
  11. SIP (5/5)
  12. EVERYBODY (4.8/5)
  13. TO MY BED (5/5)
  14. HOPE YOU DO (4.8/5)
  15. THIS AIN’T (4.8/5)
  16. PULL UP (4/5)
  17. PARTY (4.8/5)
  18. SENSEI (5/5)
  19. SUMMER BREEZE (4.6/5)
  20. NO EXIT (4.1/5)
  21. PILLS AND AUTOMOBILES (5/5)
  22. HURT THE SAME (4.2/5)
  23. I LOVE HER (4.5/5)
  24. YOU LIKE (4.5/5)
  25. NOWHERE (3.8/5)
  26. OTHER N—AZ (4/5)
  27. TOUGH LOVE (3.9/5)
  28. PARADISE (4.7/5)
  29. COVERED IN YOU (4/5)
  30. EVEN (4.3/5)
  31. HIGH END (4.2/5)
  32. ON ME (5/5)
  33. TELL ME WHAT TO DO (4/5)
  34. FRUSTRATED (4.6/5)
  35. ENEMY (5/5)
  36. IF YOU’RE DOWN (4.2/5)
  37. BITE MY TONGUE (4.5/5)
  38. RUN AWAY (5/5)
  39. THIS WAY (4.5/5)
  40. YELLOW TAPE (4.9/5)
  41. REDDI WIP (4.4/5)
  42. HANGOVER (4/5)
  43. EMOTIONS (4/5)
  44. ONLY 4 ME (5/5)
  45. GRASS AINT GREENER (5/5)

DELUXE EDITION SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

  1. DON’T SLOW ME DOWN (4.6/5)
  2. ON PURPOSE (3.9/5)
  3. HANDS UP (3.8/5)
  4. SAME S–T (4/5)
  5. TRUST ME (4.3/5)
  6. LET S–T GO (4.7/5)
  7. I WANNA (4.2/5)
  8. WATER (4.4/5)
  9. YOPPA (4.6/5)
  10. GET OFF (4.5/5)
  11. THIS X-MAS (3.8/5)
  12. SECRET (3.7/5)

 OVERALL RATING

(8.6/10)

Believe it or not, this album never gets boring folks! Every track is unique in its own way, and Chris never sells you short when it comes to effort. By the end of the album (If you’re crazy enough to listen to it from start to finish like I did), you will think this is easily Chris Brown’s best work.

Not only do you get really good R&B music on this album, but you also get some reggae, hip hop, rap, and pop too. It’s every type of Chris Brown that you’ve heard from the past, just a more mature version. Luckily for Chris, he was able to make timeless music on this album, meaning that you can take your time in enjoying the songs without worrying about it sounding outdated.

Just when you counted Chris down and out, he does some extraordinary s–t like this! I am highly impressed with what he was able to achieve on this album, especially considering that majority of the tracks is him by his lonesome. If you ever questioned whether or not Chris is a legendary talent in the game, this album should put those feelings to bed.

BTW, the top 5 is my personal top 5, it’s impossible that out of 45 songs I can guess what ya’ll think is the best!

13 thoughts on “Chris Brown – Heartbreak on a Full Moon (Album Review)

    1. you picked the songs that are already out in your top 5 ! lol rock ya body , hope you do , yellow tape, to my bed ! like LORDT ! actually listen to these bangers lol

  1. 40+ songs?!?! Pure talent and confidence can only release an album with this many songs. Thoughts?

    1. I agree wholeheartedly. As listeners, if you at least give us effort, we will appreciate you, and Chris comes with A++ effort on this album. Each song is quality, and has this timeless feel to it that allows it to have this longevity factor. To me, this means it’s his talent, it’s his confidence, and it is also his effort that allows him to succeed.

      Thanks for reading!

  2. this album was fucking awful. aphex twin can give me a long album but chris brown… god no. u ok bro?

  3. At first I didnt liked this album, 2 years later i have to say this is straight classic. CHRIS BROWNS BEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME. Summer Breeze have to be the best song. The only album that can top this is Indigo but imma just give it little more time

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