Better [CD]

  • Artist: Brian McKnight
  • SKU: 4895502
  • Release Date: 02/26/2016
  • 4.3 (18)
Price Match Guarantee

Best Buy is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Price Match Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer or at a local retail competitor's store.

Here's how:
  • If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-888-BEST BUY and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price, or when visiting a Best Buy store, one of our employees will assist you.
  • On qualifying products, Best Buy will then verify the current price to complete the price match.

Exclusions apply including, but not limited to, Competitors' service prices, special daily or hourly sales, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.

$11.99
Cardholder Offers

Overview

Best Buy Customer Reviews

3
Great Buy Posted by: from: on A lil disappointed with this latest release from Brian McKnight. Too many up tempo songs. That's not he's accustomed of giving his fans. And his songs featuring other artists (except his son) didn't seem to be comparable with Brian's style. Still haven't decided which songs I like. I'll have to listen a few more times.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Better with age! Posted by: from: on Wow. This may be his best body of work since Back at One. Not to say he did not have several standouts albums and records since that time, but as a whole album, this album is very cohesive. His last 2 albums, More Than Words and Just Me seemed more like a collection of songwriter demo's with a few great songs sprinkled within. On Better, Brian took all of his influences (past and present) and melded them into something wholly unique. His production chops have increased substantially. Gone are the stripped down, demo like programmed songs on his last 2 records. Nearly every track on Better uses live instrumentation. The song writing is fresh too. He could have went back to his comfort zone and gave us a bunch of piano ballads with layers of intricate background vocals. Instead, these songs lean heavily on his lead vocal almost like a very polished and well produced live album. As fans of Brian we tend to want what initially drew us to him: Piano Ballads, Crazy Stevie Wonder-like vocal gymnastics and family friendly lyrics. I'm glad that Brian was brave enough to give us an "evolution" on this record. He sounds inspired again and it will be interesting to see what he comes up with next.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

3
OK Posted by: from: on Brian is an R&B staple, but I didn't find a lot to be memorable.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Nice CD Posted by: from: on Very smooth music for a nice listen. Very nice driving music.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
B.McKnight does it again! Posted by: from: on This album is a must buy for any real R&B fan as Brian McKnight did a great job! Although he attempted to go in a different direction with a couple of tracks this time around, he stuck to what made him the world renowned artist that he is! You will not be disappointed.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Good CD Posted by: from: on Brian McKnight delivers on another solid CD for his career.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Very good CD Posted by: from: Bronx, NY on I liked this CD! It's mellow and very soulful! If you like to chill this is a good one for that!

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Great Artist Posted by: from: on My mother loves Brian McKnight. She said that she loved the CD and was really appreciative of me for thinking about her. One more kudo to Best Buy!

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

3
Mcknight is Capable of Better Posted by: from: None YA on Sounds like Brian's finally snapping out of that 20-year commercial "haze" which very nearly swallowed whatever remained of his credibility as a legit multi-talented recording artist. 'Better' (going by the audio samples here) feels like the kind of album that really should've followed his sophomore release 'I Remember You' back in the late-90's. While that particular album focused primarily on the piano-heavy ballads, 'Better' effectively showcases a more energetic, uptempo side of Brian that he struggled to master a bit earlier on in his career. The production also stands out as well (best since 2005's solid yet largely uneven 'Gemini'), with polished LIVE musicianship and arrangements galore. I think there was only ONE track total that featured any hint of programmed instrumentation (the one with guest rapper Glasses Malone?), but it really didn't deter from the overall flow of the album which tells me that Brian definitely has learned his lesson in terms of not letting "trendy" guest artists (rappers ESPECIALLY) overtake his studio projects. I do like his reggae-inspired collaboration with native Hawaiian singer Kimie Miner, however. Didn't see that one coming, but it was a most welcome surprise indeed! Hopefully, this newfound sense of musical versatility will continue for Brian as he takes on further projects in the not-too-distant future. From my honest perspective, the man certainly needs to make up for lost time after giving much of his core fanbase three decades worth of watered-down compromises that served him well financially yet stagnated him artistically during that stretch.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Hits Posted by: from: on Always been a Brian McKnight fan. Love this cd. Good songs

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

2
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.