The Bottom Line
- Strong vocals.
- Overall cohesiveness.
- The song "Blame It On Me."
- Less of a Jazz influence than on her first album.
- Jazz-flavored R&B.
- Relationship songs.
- Several mid-tempo ballads.
Guide Review - Chrisette Michele - 'Epiphany'
The album has many highlights, but there are some standouts that shine brighter than the others. Chrisette, vocally, is at her best on the track "Blame It On Me" as she informs her lover that it's time to call it quits, and in addition, she's even willing to take the blame for the relationship's demise. With the help of producer Rodney Jerkins the album delves into the world of pop on "Playin' Our Song." "What You Do" features Ne-Yo resonating in the background. Other songs that listeners will have on repeat are "Fragile," "Porcelain Doll," title track "Epiphany," and "All I Ever Wanted."
There is definitely a sign of growth encompassed within Epiphany, and Chrisette Michelle successfully dodges the sophomore jinx. Unfortunately if you are looking for the heavily jazz influenced Chrisette Michelle that was introduced on her debut album, I Am, then you will be extremely disappointed. But if you are missing the true essence of R&B music, then you will definitely be pleased with Chrisette’s latest offering.