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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Two Best Songs On Chris Brown's 'Graffiti'

I remember getting really jazzed the first time I heard Chris Brown's "Forever" in spring 2008. It was like, where has this singular slice of pure American-grown pop been hiding this entire decade? It eventually went on to top Chart Rigger's 10 Best Pop Singles Of 2008 list.

But fast forward a year, and it's kinda hard to listen to Chris Brown—or even look at a photo of him—without the Rihanna scandal playing into the mental equation.

I posted the snippets of Brown's upcoming album Graffiti today over at Idolator (which proved to cause quite the drama in the comments). To me, there are two standout tracks, the main one being "I.Y.A." Next comes "Pass Out." Were these different times, there'd probably be a fair amount of raving on this end about them.

Ah, well. Without much fanfare, here are clips of "I.Y.A." and "Pass Out." Listen (if you can) without prejudice:

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