Kevin Michael

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2007
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Whether discoursing about Jesus freaks and thugs, wanting something real out of life or his biracial background, the Angela Davis-fro'd Michael takes the listener on an energetic romp that swerves from lovelorn R&B to playful funk. Keep an ear open.
  2. 80
    Michael never shies away from going pop, and the results are spectacular: Every hook on his stellar debut is instantly alluring.
  3. Vibe
    70
    His self-titiled debut, a collection of mostly butterscotch ballads, is deliciously liquid in rhythm and blues. [Nov 2007, p.96]
  4. The good bits can get lost between the production and falsettoed harmonies. Which is too bad, because Seward has talent, a talent that definitely appears on the album, and perhaps enough of it to put him where he and his label want.
  5. It's certainly one of the better efforts from what has turned out to be a pretty crappy year for R&B music.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. TIA.
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    The album is amazing and should be critically acclaimed. Since when has a newor old male aritist played with pop, r&b, soul and funk and The album is amazing and should be critically acclaimed. Since when has a newor old male aritist played with pop, r&b, soul and funk and pulled it off without you even knowing it? Good singing w/o production help? Not to mention the kid is barley legal. With the help of a some hot producers the mind of a baby genius has developed and we get to hear it on Kevin Michael's debut effort.! Let true "music listeners" be the judge. Full Review »
  2. eheh
    Oct 26, 2007
    9
    Very good album...try to ignore URB 'cause it's bullshit, lol...well done Kevin.