Album Review: Jamie Foxx – “Best Night Of My Life”
We need to research new metals for a 100-million-selling artists like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jamie Foxx[/lastfm]. Forget platinum. Foxx has gone uranium. The superstar is at it again with his newest album Best Night of My Life, Autotuning his way through a feast of sizzling postmodern synth beats and sultry love ballads thanks to artists like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Timberlake[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]T.I.[/lastfm] to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ludacris[/lastfm] lending some clever rhymes.
The success the actor/comedian/singer has achieved at every stage of his career is more than notable. While he’s a stage and screen favorite, it’s his music that makes him a superstar. “370,386 listeners have scrobbled his hits 2,965,548 times so far,” according to a recent Last.fm Trends report based around his performance via Last.fm users’ scrobbles. That’s a huge number from an enthusiastic fan base.
Not surprisingly songs like “Unpredictable” released in 2005 and “Blame It” in ’09 continue to dominate the airways and clubs across the nations. Foxx’s newest album features the instant classic “Winner” with the album’s more high-powered guest spots from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Timberlake[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]T.I.[/lastfm]. The song ran as the unofficial anthem of the NBA Playoffs last year. That’s a total win if you ask me.
That’s not to say the other tracks on the album are not winners. The title track featuring newcomer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm] “Fall For Your Type” featuring [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake[/lastfm] is a highlight with Foxx singing; “Baby, I love the smell of your perfume / And if we were kids, I’d be breaking curfew to stay up with you.”
Other vocal serenades throughout the album further reveal Foxx’s songwriting excellence. Tracks like “Gorgeous” and “Let Me Get You On Your Toes” remind us that Foxx is great entertainer, and has been a true student of vocal serenades and whipping up bedroom-centric lyrics like his predecessors [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ginuwine[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]R. Kelly[/lastfm].
Our friends at MySpace are holding a premiere party for Best Night. Check some of the streaming songs, then come back Tuesday night at 5 pm PT/8pm ET to watch Foxx perform his classic and soon-to-be hits live! This amazing Live on Letterman concert is presented by AT&T.
1. This Will Be (Intro)
2. Best Night Of My Life (Feat. Wiz Khalifa)
3. Living Better Now (Feat. Rick Ross)
4. Winner (Feat. Justin Timberlake, T.I.)
5. Freak (Feat. Rico Love)
6. Hit It Like This
7. Yep Dats Me (Feat. Ludacris, Soulja Boy)
8. Fall For Your Type (Feat. Drake)
10. Let Me Get You On Your Toes (Interlude)
11. 15 Minutes
12. Sleeping Pill
14. All Said And Done
15. Sex On The Beach (Bonus Track)