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Keyshia Cole

  • The Way It Is [A&M, 2005] **
  • Just Like You [Geffen, 2007] *
  • A Different Me [Def Jam, 2008] *
  • Point of No Return [Interscope, 2014] **

Consumer Guide Reviews:

The Way It Is [A&M, 2005]
Bet she still hangs with her girlfriends ("I Should Have Cheated," "I Changed My Mind"). **

Just Like You [Geffen, 2007]
Well, maybe not exactly like you ("Let It Go," "Just Like You"). *

A Different Me [Def Jam, 2008]
Her complaisant act is as sexy as she wants when it works, but she doesn't take to it that well ("Make Me Over," "Oh-Oh, Yeah-Yea"). *

Point of No Return [Interscope, 2014]
Never actually tied the knot, one infers, which might have tightened things up ("Rick James," "Heat of Passion") **