The Legacy of the Perfect Record

PopMatters • 7/21/22 • By: Peter P.

Here’s a snippet of the article:

Even if Aaliyah’s self-titled third album, released in 2001, wasn’t released a month before she died, it would still be an important record. Her early death would add significance and meaning to Aaliyah because it not only is a capture of her prodigious talents but also shows us the promise that was cut off so abruptly. Aaliyah was released at the early peak of the singer’s career, when she was in full possession of her gifts. Unlike music from artists who have the privilege of old age, Aaliyah’s work never diminished.

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