Compiling a year-end Top 10 list means making plenty of painful nips, tucks, and tweaks. And so, as we prepare our Jackin’ Pop singles lists, we present “Stuck At Eleven,” a daily look at the songs that came thisclose to making the final cut.
Everyone wants Kelis to make a start-to-finish great record, but that’s looking less likely with each new album: Kelis Was Here has a half-dozen or so exciting moments–including “Bossy,” which at least got some Kels some love on the radio–but at 17 songs, it’s just too damn long and unwieldy. The Scott Storch-produced “Trilogy,” though, is a bubbly ’80s throwback that maintains Kelis’ idiosyncrasy–when she talks about wanting to travel through space, she sounds as if she actually wants to travel through space–while still dropping a Jacob reference.
Kelis – Trilogy [MP3, link expired]