our score: 4.0 out of 5.0
third release, Moodring, has been an anticipated one.
Since coming off as a Brady/Monica wanna be on her eponymous debut
Mya (in ‘98), she matured quite a bit by the time
Fear Of Flying came out in 2000. Not the mention her
participation in the scorching “Lady Marmalade” posse
cut from Moulin Rouge, as well as lap dance she laid
on Carson Daly at his MTV roast a few weeks back.
so evidently Mya knows she’s hot and apparently wants us
all to think so too. She even goes so far as to inject lyrics
as “My sex is like...wo/My ass is like...wo" into the
not-so-subtle first single, “My Love Is Like...Wo."
Yes, the song as a slow-jam is a winner with a sensual delivery
from Mya that will get the guys worked up and give the female
Sex and The City fans another anthem.
But Mya doesn’t stop there: she is
sly on "Step," plays the coquette on the funky "No
Sleep Tonight," yet turns around and becomes very touching
on “Take a Picture,” a tribute to her deceased comrades
Aaliyah and TLC’s Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
Borrowing a very important page from the Janet handbook, she employs
the services of the production extraordinaire’s Jimmy Jam
and Terry Lewis, who show that their magic is just not suited
to the youngest Jackson as their "Anatomy 1 on 1" is
possibly the strongest cut on the extraordinary Moodring.
her acclaimed performance in Chicago has lead Mya to
consider future acting roles as she has signed on to be in the
ultimate chick flick - Dirty Dancing’s sequel,
Havana Nights. Chicago was one thing….but
a Dirty Dancing sequel??? Let’s see the color of
peoples “moodring’s” when they catch what is
sure to be a catastrophe. My God…did we learn nothing from
My Love Is Like... Wo
3. Why You Gotta Look So Good?
5. Sophisticated Lady 6. No Sleep Tonight
7. Anatomy 1 0n 1
8. Hurry Up
9. Things Come & Go
11. After The Rain
13. Whatever Bitch
14. Taste This
15. Take A Picture
16. Free Fallin'
17. Real Compared To What