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ALBUM REVIEW | POP/R&B

Kelly Rowland, ‘Talk A Good Game’

When it comes to the fourth solo release by Rowland, most folks will likely be talking about “Dirty Laundry.” The song finds Rowland openly singing about professional jealousy of friend and former Destiny’s Child mate Beyoncé — whose success she celebrates even as it makes her feel awkward — and, more stunningly, the abusive relationship in which she became entangled.

As for putting herself out there, it is brave (and dramatic) stuff. But the track itself, a forgettable slow groove, makes the tune more compelling as confession than music.

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