Each new song we hear from Kelis further validates the fact that she has abandoned her urban r&b sound for this album in favor of a more techno/dance sound. While it might work for her, I will always prefer the sound she came out with, since i’ve been a fan from her first album. I always thought she managed to differentiate herself from others in r&b (partly fueled by the Neptunes) so this is probably just another step in that direction.