Ernest Hardy of LA Weekly is rallying to the defense of Whitney Houston following the release of her latest album ‘Just Whitney’, which hasn’t received much commercial success. Hardy says, “Dubbed dead before it even hit shelves, ‘Just Whitney’ is nowhere near the disaster that many have claimed. It’s easily the second best overall effort of Houston’s career (coming in right behind 1998’s admittedly sleeker, relatively baggage-free ‘My Love Is Your Love’, with which it shares roughly the same ratio of gems to duds). Even more easily, Whitney trumps other recent (and for the most part critically and commercially disappointing) comeback attempts by such R&B stalwarts as Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Deborah Cox and TLC. These are truly hard times for divas.” Read more.