Never R-A-T-E Never: The Brandy Discography Rate

What is your favorite Brandy album?


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"What I feel being a human being is - is just, having the freedom to be yourself. Not caring what other people think. Just having that freedom to be you and not being afraid, because if you're not yourself, then who are you?" - Legendary singer, songwriter, actress, producer, reality TV star, and the only fucking Cinderella that matters, Ms. Brandy Norwood.

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RULES:
-Rate all songs included below. It's 104 songs total, so please allow yourself plenty of time to get acquainted with everything.
-Your ratings will be between 0-10, half points allowed.
-You may give one song that special 11 rating. Use it wisely.
-Commentary is not required, but is highly encouraged!
-Rate your favorite version of the song. If you prefer any remix or alternate version (such as the MC Lyte/Yo-Yo/Queen Latifah remix of "I Wanna Be Down"), give the song the rating you think that version deserves, and be sure to tell us so in your commentary!
-You have until September 8th to submit your votes to me via PM. That's almost seven weeks away, but please use your time wisely. Take things an album at a time if you need to.

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1. Movin' On
2. Baby
3. Best Friend
4. I Wanna Be Down (album version / remix)
5. I Dedicate (Part I)
6. Brokenhearted (album version / remix)
7. I'm Yours
8. Sunny Day
9. As Long As You're Here
10. Always On My Mind
11. I Dedicate (Part II)
12. Love Is On My Side
13. Give Me You
14. I Dedicate (Part III)

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1. Intro
2. Angel In DIsguise
3. The Boy Is Mine
4. Learn The Hard Way
5. Almost Doesn't Count (album version / remix)
6. Top Of The World (album version / remix)
7. U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To) (album version / remix)
8. Never Say Never (album version / remix)
9. Truthfully
10. Have You Ever
11. Put That On Everything
12. In The Car Interlude
13. Happy
14. One Voice
15. Tomorrow
16. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

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1. B Rocka Intro
2. Full Moon (album version / remix)
3. I Thought
4. When You Touch Me
5. Like This
6. All In Me
7. Apart
8. Can We
9. What About Us?
10. Anybody
11. Nothing
12. It's Not Worth It
13. He Is
14. Come A Little Closer
15. Love Wouldn't Count Me Out
16. WOW
17. Die Without You
18. Another Day In Paradise
19. I Wanna Fall In Love

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1. Who I Am
2. Afrodisiac
3. Who Is She 2 U
4. Talk About Our Love
5. I Tried
6. Where You Wanna Be
7. Focus
8. Sadiddy
9. Turn It Up
10. Necessary
11. Say You Will
12. Come As You Are
13. Finally
14. How I Feel
15. Should I Go
16. Sirens
17. Like It Was Yesterday
18. Nodding Off

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1. Human Intro
2. The Definition
3. Warm It Up (With Love)
4. Right Here (Departed)
5. Piano Man
6. Long Distance Interlude
7. Long Distance
8. Camouflage
9. Torn Down
10. Human
11. Shattered Heart
12. True
13. A Capella (Something's Missing)
14. 1st & Love
15. Fall
16. Gonna Find My Love
17. Locket (Locked In Love)

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1. Intro
2. Wildest Dreams
3. So Sick
4. Slower
5. No Such Thing As Too Late
6. Let Me Go
7. Without You
8. Put It Down
9. Hardly Breathing
10. Do You Know What You Have
11. Scared Of Beautiful
12. Wish Your Love Away
13. Paint This House
14. Can You Hear Me Now
15. Music
16. What You Need
17. Outro

Extras:
1. Sittin’ Up In My Room - from the Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack
2. Where Are You Now - from the Batman Forever Soundtrack
3. Rock With You - from Quincy Jones' Q's Jook Joint album
4. Missing You - from the Set It Off Soundtrack
5. Open - from the Osmosis Jones Soundtrack
6. Dance With Us - from The Wild Thornberrys Soundtrack
7. Dig This - from the Meet The Browns Soundtrack
8. Family Business - from Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business
9. Talk To Me - from Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business
10. Lifeguard - from Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business
11. I Don’t Care - from Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business
12. It All Belongs To Me - from Monica's New Life album
13. Beggin & Pleadin - single release

Movin’ On
Baby
Best Friend
I Wanna Be Down
Brokenhearted
I’m Yours
Sunny Day
As Long As You’re Here
Always On My Mind
Love Is On My Side
Give Me You

Angel In Disguise
The Boy Is Mine
Learn The Hard Way
Almost Doesn’t Count
Top Of The World
U Don’t Know Me (Like U Used To)
Never Say Never
Truthfully
Have You Ever
Put That On Everything
Happy
One Voice
Tomorrow
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You

Full Moon
I Thought
When You Touch Me
Like This
All In Me
Apart
Can We
What About Us?
Anybody
Nothing
It’s Not Worth It
He Is
Come A Little Closer
Love Wouldn’t Count Me Out
WOW
Die Without You
Another Day In Paradise
I Wanna Fall In Love

Who I Am
Afrodisiac
Who Is She 2 U
Talk About Our Love
I Tried
Where You Wanna Be
Focus
Sadiddy
Turn It Up
Necessary
Say You Will
Come As You Are
Finally
How I Feel
Should I Go
Sirens
Like It Was Yesterday
Nodding Off

The Definition
Warm It Up (With Love)
Right Here (Departed)
Piano Man
Long Distance
Camouflage
Torn Down
Human
Shattered Heart
True
A Capella (Something’s Missing)
1st & Love
Fall
Gonna Find My Love
Locket (Locked In Love)

Wildest Dreams
So Sick
Slower
No Such Thing As Too Late
Let Me Go
Without You
Put It Down
Hardly Breathing
Do You Know What You Have
Scared Of Beautiful
Wish Your Love Away
Paint This House
Can You Hear Me Now
Music
What You Need

Sittin’ Up In My Room
Where Are You Now
Rock With You
Missing You
Open
Dance With Us
Dig This
Family Business
Talk To Me
Lifeguard
I Don’t Care
It All Belongs To Me
Beggin & Pleadin
 
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104. "Family Business"
103. "Talk To Me"
102. "Give Me You"
101. "Love Is On My Side"
100. "I'm Yours"
99. "As Long As You're Here"
98. "Die Without You"
97. "Always On My Mind"
96. "Dig This"
95. "Dance With Us"
93. "I Don't Care" // "Nodding Off" (tie)
92. "Music"
91. "Sunny Day"
90. "I Wanna Fall In Love"
88. "Like It Was Yesterday" // "Like This" (tie)
87. "Say You Will"
86. "Truthfully"
85. "Let Me Go"
84. "Sirens"
82. "Where Are You Now" // "Put That On Everything" (tie)
81. "It All Belongs To Me"
80. "How I Feel"
77. "Movin' On" // "Do You Know What You Have" // "One Voice" (tie)
74. "Where You Wanna Be" // "What You Need" // "Locket (Locked In Love)" (tie)
70. "So Sick" // "Who I Am" // "Another Day In Paradise" // "Put It Down" (tie)
66. "Paint This House" // "Open" // "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" // "He Is" (tie)
65. "Necessary"
64. "Rock With You"
63. "A Capella (Something's Missing)"
62. "Can You Hear Me Now"
61. "Brokenhearted"
60. "Missing You"
57. "Wish Your Love Away" // "Beggin & Pleadin" // "Come A Little Closer" (tie)
53. "Gonna Find My Love" // "Love Wouldn't Count Me Out" // "Fall" // "Apart" (tie)
51. "Come As You Are" // "Torn Down" (tie)
49. "Can We" // "Human" (tie)
47. "Lifeguard" // "Scared Of Beautiful" (tie)
46. "Shattered Heart"
44. "Never Say Never" // "Without You" (tie)
43. "Turn It Up"
41. "Happy" // "True" (tie)
39. "Nothing" // "Learn The Hard Way" (tie)
38. "Long Distance"
36. "Tomorrow" // "Slower" (tie)
34. "Hardly Breathing" // "When You Touch Me" (tie)
33. "1st & Love"
31. "Best Friend" // "The Definition" (tie)
30. "WOW"
29. "Baby"
27. "Piano Man" // "All In Me" (tie)
26. "Warm It Up (With Love)"
24. "Finally" // "Top Of The World" (tie)
23. "Camouflage"
21. "Anybody" // "No Such Thing As Too Late" (tie)
20. "Sadiddy"
18. "It's Not Worth It" // "Wildest Dreams" (tie)
17. "Should I Go"
16. "I Tried"
14. "Focus" // "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)" (tie)
13. "I Wanna Be Down"
11. "Who Is She 2 U" // "Have You Ever?" (tie)
9. "Talk About Our Love" // "Almost Doesn't Count" (tie)
7. "Sittin' Up In My Room" // "I Thought" (tie)
6. "Right Here (Departed)"
5. "Angel In Disguise"
4. "What About Us?"
3. "The Boy Is Mine"
2. "Afrodisiac"
1. "Full Moon"
 
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I absolutely can't miss this. I only got into Brandy last year but I can hear why she's regarded as R&B royalty. I'll probably be stanning for Afrodisiac but her discography is pretty great overall so there should be few to no low scores from me.

Also @Angeleyes I see you're noting single remixes on the list so I thought I'd point out Almost Doesn't Count and Top of the World had ones made too! There might be more but those are the ones I've got on CDs.

(Oh and of course Full Moon with the C&J mix!)
 
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I absolutely can't miss this. I only got into Brandy last year but I can hear why she's regarded as R&B royalty. I'll probably be stanning for Afrodisiac but her discography is pretty great overall so there should be few to no low scores from me.

Also @Angeleyes I see you're noting single remixes on the list so I thought I'd point out Almost Doesn't Count and Top of the World had ones made too! There might be more but those are the ones I've got on CDs.

(Oh and of course Full Moon with the Rae & Christian mix!)
Agreed with Almost Doesn't Count, there was a single mix that was different to the album version. That is a Top Of The World remix, was it officially a single version or just a standard remix?

Also, I believe the Cutfather & Joe remix of Full Moon was the single version.
 

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they&she
Agreed with Almost Doesn't Count, there was a single mix that was different to the album version. That is a Top Of The World remix, was it officially a single version or just a standard remix?

Also, I believe the Cutfather & Joe remix of Full Moon was the single version.
Yeah for Full Moon it was the Cutfather & Joe remix, I mixed up my producer duos for a second there!

The Top of the World Boogiesoul Remix Radio Edit is the lead track on the CD single I've got so I assume it was the (European?) single version. Plus it seems the video has been edited to it as well. (See links in my last post)
 
Yeah for Full Moon it was the Cutfather & Joe remix, I mixed up my producer duos for a second there!

The Top of the World Boogiesoul Remix Radio Edit is the lead track on the CD single I've got so I assume it was the (European?) single version. Plus it seems the video has been edited to it as well. (See links in my last post)
You may be right, I am not familiar with that version of Top Of The World but I know (and prefer) the single versions of Almost Doesn't Count and Full Moon.
 

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they&she
What Are We Doing with Robert Glasper Experiment, would be a nice addition too (no pressure though!).




Curiosity led me to looking up Brandy's Discogs to check for any other single remixes and apparently there were two for He Is (sadly I can't find them anywhere) while Sittin' Up in My Room had a remix featuring LL Cool J. The most fun discovery for me was the Full Moon remix by Damien Mendis that was the lead track on the US CD singles. He also did one under his pseudonym Soulchild which is cute but the other one is just brilliant with its CHIC sample. Also it's interesting to read about the origins of this mix in the description on his Soundcloud.

 
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I'm only really familiar with the Full Moon and Afrodisiac tracks mostly but I will most likely be taking part as I'm all for making new discoveries and she has a gorgeous voice.
 
Yas. So here for this!

Is it an idea to rate the three "I Dedicate" as one song? It always felt chopped up a bit like that for me.
I'd personally like to keep "I Dedicate" out just because, despite the three parts combined being the length of a full song, it still feels like an interlude to me.

Also @Angeleyes I see you're noting single remixes on the list so I thought I'd point out Almost Doesn't Count and Top of the World had ones made too! There might be more but those are the ones I've got on CDs.

(Oh and of course Full Moon with the C&J mix!)
I forgot about these! From what I've gathered, the US got the album versions of all three, but it looks like Europe got these remixes instead. It's possible the remixes were released here too, but I only ever remember hearing the album versions when they were popular. I'll add them to the main post!

Am I too late to petition for inclusion of 'Where Are You Now' from Batman Forever and her version of Coldplay's 'Magic'?
Definitely meant to include "Where Are You Now". As for "Magic", I group that with the unreleased stuff since it was never officially released, but on that note...

Probably best to leave a cork in her Unreleased/B-Side catalogue considering the sheer size of it, but can I just highlight how lovely these are.




I was thinking of highlighting some of her unreleased/unofficial releases during the rate reveal. There are some definite gems there and it would be a shame not to show them some love too. If you all would be interested, I could add the option of submitting a few favorite unreleased songs with your rankings as a bonus.
What Are We Doing with Robert Glasper Experiment, would be a nice addition too (no pressure though!).
I'm also avoiding including her guest appearances on other artists work just due to the sheer volume of collaborations she's done. I only made exceptions for singles or co-lead artist songs. Thank you for posting this, though! I had never heard it before. It's incredible just how distinctive her vocals are. Nobody can sing like her.
 

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I was thinking of highlighting some of her unreleased/unofficial releases during the rate reveal. There are some definite gems there and it would be a shame not to show them some love too. If you all would be interested, I could add the option of submitting a few favorite unreleased songs with your rankings as a bonus.

I'm also avoiding including her guest appearances on other artists work just due to the sheer volume of collaborations she's done. I only made exceptions for singles or co-lead artist songs. Thank you for posting this, though! I had never heard it before. It's incredible just how distinctive her vocals are. Nobody can sing like her.
Yeah that's fine of course! There's 104 tracks right now anyway so it's probably best not to add too many extras. As for unreleased tracks, I'm not familiar with any of them but it definitely would be nice to highlight some fan favourites, maybe in between regular reveals?
 

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