Review this album
Dec 14, 2010For those of us that loved and remembers songs like "Religious Love", " I cant sleep" ....this album reminds us of the genius that existed in those tracks and affirms that he is still within the boundary of the often sexual implicit artistry of R Kelly. Certainly a must have to reminds us of the greatness that exists in the artist. Tracks like "Love Letter", Love is and "How do i tell her" captures your attention immediately and reaffirm the soulfulness of the artist… Expand
Jan 6, 2011R. Kelly said on his documentary that with this album he made a U-turn in time, going back to the 50's and 60's for inspiration. This is totally true, but even more importantly he made a shift from the insincere and cringe-inducing punch lines to sincere and clever romantic declarations. With his signature voice, feeling and clever writing applied to this subject, these tracks aren't corny like those on all of his other albums because he treats us to something we don't hear too much of in today's music: love and devotion. Who would guess that romantic music would sell in today's world? It's a bold and admirable move from him as an artist, but it paid off big time, and here's for bringing the love songs back to the radio.
Note: this album is not revolutionary. But it is immaculately arranged and performed and only 1 or 2 tracks are regularly skip-worthy, so I'd give it 8.5, which rounds up to 9 for Metacritic.… Expand
Jul 30, 2011There is no other way to put this album. It is amazing, one of the first albums I can hit play and listen to its entirety, R. Kelly has not put out a "great album" in a while, and on this one. You do kind of miss the sensual soul of his famous works, but he does mix it in with some of his songs and creates a good balance between the freaky and the mature. The Good: great vocals, amazing lyrics. The Bad: there is none. A true delivery for RnB fans and R. Kelly fans alike.… Expand