Palpable tenderness and simmering passion blend almost seamlessly on this heartfelt ode to pleasure principles, while spotlighting a pair of talented young vocalists. A heatseeker seeking summer-anthem status. B
Alicia Keys -- "Tears Always Win"
The versatile singer-songwriter-musician utilizes her powerful pipes to winning effect on her latest captivating and radio-perfect hit, a funk-soul, piano-laden groove steeped in raw emotion. A-
Chris Brown feat. Aaliyah -- "Don't Think They Know"
The old school and the new are in harmony on this latest single off Brown's upcoming fifth album. Never mind the R&B star's laid-back vocals. With departed songbird Aaliyah supplying the vibrant hook, the song springs to life beautifully. B+