“Chris Brown has released his fifth studio album – a 19-track repugnant record that we can only hope will be his last.”
That’s the opening line of this scathing magazine review of Chris Brown’s new album Fortune that is going viral fast.
It’s by the brilliant Chloe Papas and it first appeared in Perth’s Xpress Magazine.
Remember Chris Brown? Performer of bar fighting, violent, sexist, homophobic and racist (well you name it, if it’s sh*t he’s done it) fame?
We haven’t listened to Rhianna’s former partner’s new CD but we have got to say that we LOVE this review. The author, Chloe Papas – well, she didn’t hold back. She is brutally honest and upfront about her opinion of Brown. Regardless of how much you like his music, she tells fans, you shouldn’t forget his violent history.
“The whole album is skitzy and has two themes: unprotected sex is super fun and partying is cool,” Chloe writes – and the album shouldn’t appeal to “anyone with ears. Or morals.”
Woah. A lot of us were thinking it but it takes guts to put that stuff down on paper. Especially such public paper.
To conclude, Chloe writes: “Let’s just get down to it. Regardless of whether Chris Brown has any musical talent (he doesn’t) or whether this album is any good (it isn’t), the man recently brutally assaulted a woman, and is still regularly invited back to award shows and worshipped by ‘Breezy’ fans worldwide. Which is, frankly, disgusting. And for those of you out there saying you need to separate the music and the man: [Don't] encourage his actions.
Her final message: Don’t buy the album. Just don’t.
And like any review, Chloe sums up her assessment with stars – you know, how many does he get out of five?
“NO STARS EVER” for Brown. Bam.