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New Mary J Blije!

video for Mary J. Blige’s new single, Just Fine!
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I love the song and the video too
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Not the same in terms of quality as her last album (or the additions to her best of album). Frankly, I'm disappointed. I hope the rest of her next album is a lot better. This candy/pop crap doesn't suit her at all. She's a raw performer, and needs to show it. Leave songs like this for people like Jessica Simpson.

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Not the same in terms of quality as her last album (or the additions to her best of album). Frankly, I'm disappointed. I hope the rest of her next album is a lot better. This candy/pop crap doesn't suit her at all. She's a raw performer, and needs to show it. Leave songs like this for people like Jessica Simpson.

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co-sign. the song weak and sound like somethin that ciara passed on.
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she doesn't get much promotion right?

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I like it. This is the problem with an artist like Mary J.
Some of you feel that she does her best work when she's miserable as hell and is able to pour her heart out into her music and performance.
For me it doesn't matter. Mary J cannot do wrong.
She is one of the artist in R&B who has gone way out of her way to be open-minded when it comes to other styles of music and I feel she doesn't get enough credit for that.
This is just another case in which it works but some of yall are just use to her not singing anything this fast-pace that it comes off odd.
Things can be light and fun and still be great when it comes to music.
To me it has this modern Chaka Khan-esque vibe. Part R&B, Part House. Very nice.

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I like it. This is the problem with an artist like Mary J.
Some of you feel that she does her best work when she's miserable as hell and is able to pour her heart out into her music and performance.
For me it doesn't matter. Mary J cannot do wrong.
She is one of the artist in R&B who has gone way out of her way to be open-minded when it comes to other styles of music and I feel she doesn't get enough credit for that.
This is just another case in which it works but some of yall are just use to her not singing anything this fast-pace that it comes off odd.
Things can be light and fun and still be great when it comes to music.
To me it has this modern Chaka Khan-esque vibe. Part R&B, Part House. Very nice.
honey i luv me some mary but this song aint worthy of the sista's talents. c'mon now.
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honey i luv me some mary but this song aint worthy of the sista's talents. c'mon now.
It's not what you think is worthy, it's what she thinks is worthy of her talents.
This is a women who got a shot to have Umbrella as her own but at the last minute decided against it.
Obviously she wanted to go for a little different and lighter vibe this time around.

Is it ok for Mary to have a little fun?
This is the same response that Mary got when she did Love @ First Sight and there really was nothing wrong with that song except that she isn't miserable which some for some reason mistake for deep at times.

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It's not what you think is worthy, it's what she thinks is worthy of her talents.
This is a women who got a shot to have Umbrella as her own but at the last minute decided against it.
Obviously she wanted to go for a little different and lighter vibe this time around.

Is it ok for Mary to have a little fun?
This is the same response that Mary got when she did Love @ First Sight and there really was nothing wrong with that song except that she isn't miserable which some for some reason mistake for deep at times.
mary's last album blew up without her havin to go ciara or cassie so why start now? love @ first sight was my jam so you aint preachin to me.
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mary's last album blew up without her havin to go ciara or cassie so why start now? love @ first sight was my jam so you aint preachin to me.
That's not a sound Cassie or Ciara would approach. Not enough base in the background.

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please Mary's last album was over rated as hell. She'll never have another album as good as Share My World.

As for this song, it is pretty good. When I was in a really good mood I listened to this song and it just made me feel amazing

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please Mary's last album was over rated as hell. She'll never have another album as good as Share My World.

As for this song, it is pretty good. When I was in a really good mood I listened to this song and it just made me feel amazing
I agree, "The Breakthrough" had some good songs on it but overall was a bit weak.

The new song is decent.

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That's not a sound Cassie or Ciara would approach. Not enough base in the background.

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amerie could have this mess cuz y'all know she need a hit but mary just seem too old for it. i wasn't even feelin that corny dance remix of be without you.
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Re: New Mary J Blije!

This song is soooooooooooo good! And I definitely was not in love with it at first. Everytime it came on the radio or on TV, i changed the station...

But one day, I just listened to the lyrics and it really got me in the right frame of mind. This song is perfect if you're going thru issues; or dealing with negative crap that others are placing on you... It has an old school Michael Jackson feel to it, it grew on me. Hard.

And the video is hot as well..

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Okay. You guys got me to listen to this clip again. Wasn't as bad the 3rd time as it was the 1st. Actually not bad at all. What's really holding this song back is the unimaginative chorus ("Just fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fi-ine.") I don't think Mary has Whitney's ability to turn sub-par stuff into gold (See chorus of Waiting to Exhale), so she needs the lyrics to be consistently tight and deep content-wise. There are actually parts in this song where this is happening, but come-on, folks. this doesn't touch Real Love, Love Without A Limit, Reminisce, You Remind Me, My Life, I'm The Only Woman, Everything, Not Gon Cry, All That I Can Say, No Happy Holidays, We Ride, Take Me As I Am.....and that's even if we equip the song with a ten-foot pole.

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Okay. You guys got me to listen to this clip again. Wasn't as bad the 3rd time as it was the 1st. Actually not bad at all. What's really holding this song back is the unimaginative chorus ("Just fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fi-ine.") I don't think Mary has Whitney's ability to turn sub-par stuff into gold (See chorus of Waiting to Exhale), so she needs the lyrics to be consistently tight and deep content-wise. There are actually parts in this song where this is happening, but come-on, folks. this doesn't touch Real Love, Love Without A Limit, Reminisce, You Remind Me, My Life, I'm The Only Woman, Everything, Not Gon Cry, All That I Can Say, No Happy Holidays, We Ride, Take Me As I Am.....and that's even if we equip the song with a ten-foot pole.
Oh, I don't think that anyone's trying to say that this song comes close to some of the Mary classics that you listed... I just think that this is a very good song. Great to listen to when you're in the shower getting ready for work, lol, or good to dance to in the club...

BTW, I have to give you a strong side-eye look for adding 'We Ride' in your list of Mary classics,...

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