Ray Ray - Raphael Saadiq
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: The second solo disc for the acclaimed R&B producer features an appearance from his former bandmates in Tony Toni Tone.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. While his songwriting game can get amateur... Saadiq's bass virtuosity is strictly pimp caliber. [8 Oct 2004, p.117]
  2. Despite its faults--and there are many--Ray Ray is a startlingly inventive record.
  3. Ranging from funk, R&B and soul to gospel and hip-hop overtones, Ray Ray delivers the goods.
  4. 70
    Ray Ray hits more than it misses in its celebration of a time when George was making the mothership connection and Marvin just wanted to get it on. [Nov 2004, p.160]
  5. Ray Ray occasionally loses focus, slipping into moments that are either undercooked or worthy of the cutting room, but it's enjoyable enough to keep his followers happy and will certainly act as a remedy for those who don't like the gold-bricked path being taken by mainstream R&B.
  6. 30
    Profoundly disappointing. [Jan 2005, p.105]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5