The Point Of It All

  • Record Label: LaFace
  • Release Date: Dec 16, 2008
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16

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  1. GwenK
    Jan 8, 2009
    I think that Mr. Hamilton's versatility is extraordinary! The "Point of It All" is that his growth as an artist should be recognized.
  2. FarrahJ
    Jun 2, 2009
    Speechless this album shows Anthony's depth and range truly a diamond no one can touch him. This album gives you the chills such a musical poet it is hard to define your musical talent. Let the haters stay where they may.
  3. StevenY
    Jan 4, 2009
    Like aways he comes through with his awesome voice. He mix in some new stuff, like "Cool" which i first at concert...Another Great one...dispite what the "critics" say...IF you like soul, its a have to have.
  4. GaryJ
    Jan 7, 2009
    the best R&B CD this year bar none. Anthony sings his songs so beautifully you can't help but, feel his emotions on every song. All hail the new king of soul.
  5. PDub
    Dec 18, 2008
    10's about time someone did a Grown Up Album. As always his voice is awesome and the music in refreshing, not a whole lot of synthesis, just real music with a real voice...Powerful, Real, and Uplifting (Soul's On Fire).
  6. EricT
    Dec 27, 2008
    Excellent album, great content, finally an artist who actually has something to say. The vocal arrangements are excellent.
  7. JerrikaT.
    Jan 6, 2009
    I love Anthony Hamilton, and I believe that he's a positive infulence to the R&B genre. His beautiful voice makes the music to where you just want to get up turn it to the loudest it can go and dance around your room lol.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. At least a third of the album's contents would have to be part of any representative introduction to Hamilton. In fact, this puts a cap on a three-album run as remarkable as any other in 2000s R&B.
  2. His singing throughout is flawless and expressive.
  3. The Point of It All's harder-edged 'Fallin' in Love' and 'Prayin' for You (Superman)' are the kind of stylistic change-ups he should consider throwing more often.