Cassie
Cassie


4.0
excellent

Review

by Get Low USER (42 Reviews)
April 2nd, 2021 | 23 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: cult classic pop alb

I learned of Cassie the way that I'm sure most people did – via the popularity of her 2006 hit single Me & U. The catchy and hypnotic dance track captured the attention of P. Diddy, which led not only to Cassie signing to his label and releasing an album, but also a romantic relationship which would end up lasting all the way until 2018. But first and foremost, Diddy, a man of business, wanted to work with Cassie to release an album on the heels of Me & U's success. Together, with the help of producer Ryan Leslie, the team created Cassie's self-titled album, which was met with a reasonable amount of commercial success, along with the eventual development of a cult following.

The eleven track album begins with Me & U and is followed by Long Way 2 Go, which was the second and only other single that Cassie produced. These two tracks, which have both likely been heard by everyone who was listening to the radio in 2006, set the tone for the rest of the album. The beats are minimalistic, spacey, smooth – and they do a wonderful job of complementing Cassie's silky, seductive, and soulful R&B vocals. Lyrically, the album focuses interchangeably on both the blossoming and the withering of romantic and sexual relationships.

Opting for one main producer on Cassie as opposed to having an army of people working on the album gives it a consistency in sound that I don't often hear in pop albums past or present (especially present). This, along with its relatively short runtime (35 minutes), and the aforementioned smoothness of both Cassie's vocals and Leslie's beats, causes the album to have a sort of floating effect as one listens. Cassie passes pleasantly through the ears like your favorite white noise or raindrops audio that you like to fall asleep to, and then before you know it, it's over.

While Cassie's popularity has waned over time, Cassie has maintained a small and dedicated fanbase. It's the perfect pop album for a cult following, being flawless at what it does while also being assertively unsensational. If you are a pop music fan who hasn't heard this album, I promise you that it's one of the most effortlessly enjoyable listens you'll encounter. So go ahead and make your move…baby, tell me if you like it.



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Get Low
April 2nd 2021


9820 Comments


rules

BaselineOOO
April 2nd 2021


620 Comments


I don't know about the album but Me & U is an incredible composition. Pretty much all mainstream pop songs used in GTA V radio are secret masterpieces lol.

Get Low
April 2nd 2021


9820 Comments


Never played GTA V, but I can believe it.

FabiusPictor202
April 2nd 2021


622 Comments


^ you've gotta do that at some point. it's a must.

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Get Low
April 2nd 2021


9820 Comments


Yeah I'm not into those types of games. sry

ShadowRemains
April 2nd 2021


26304 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dis good n smooth n all that shit

Get Low
April 2nd 2021


9820 Comments


This is a good, smooth shit, agreed

FabiusPictor202
April 2nd 2021


622 Comments


gay

ShadowRemains
April 2nd 2021


26304 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sure, if you have never gotten laid by any sex

FabiusPictor202
April 3rd 2021


622 Comments


get low when are you writing that vertical beta review

Get Low
April 3rd 2021


9820 Comments


prolly never gonna happen, unfortunately. I don't listen to it anymore

FabiusPictor202
April 3rd 2021


622 Comments


hah that's because its dogshit right

Get Low
April 3rd 2021


9820 Comments


yeahhhhhhh I finally sort of accepted the fact that it's not that great lol

I still like the Queen cover though lol

FabiusPictor202
April 3rd 2021


622 Comments


actually me too

brandontaylor
April 4th 2021


1027 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

me & u and long way 2 go are both certified iconic songs. also the song ditto was the sad soundtrack to an unrequited love i had in 2015. the rest of this album i remember being just ok but that alone solidifies cassie's legacy for me.

Havey
April 4th 2021


10349 Comments


wheres keyblade

Get Low
April 4th 2021


9820 Comments


I just realized that Keyblade has this 5'd. I'll give him a shout and let him know that this has a thread now.

Keyblade
April 7th 2021


30010 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

never in a million years thought i'd see a rev of this on this site



Me & U will forever be the greatest song

Havey
April 7th 2021


10349 Comments


common knowledge ye

what're the best non singles on this tho?

Keyblade
April 7th 2021


30010 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Kiss Me is def the best. v nice production on that one



apart from that, standouts are About Time, Just One Nite and Not With You



just avoid Call U Out, that one is pure trash



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