The Point Of It All - Anthony Hamilton
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  • Summary: The latest album for the producer/singer from North Carolina features David Banner on the single 'Cool.'
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  1. His singing throughout is flawless and expressive.
  2. 80
    The joyful arrangement in The Point of It All enhances Hamilton's storytelling abilities, serving as a lovely mixer to his lyrical depth and sensual, rich voice.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. He’s a contender in the secular realm of R&B who sings hooks for hip-hop songs between his own albums, and he’s determined to reach current radio audiences without jettisoning his roots.
  6. It's not exactly an exciting record, but it is comforting: a modest sound for chastened times.
  7. Hamilton attempts to resuscitate it with his warm voice, but the record plods on with one mid-tempo nodder after another.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. StevenY
    Jan 4, 2009
    10
    Like aways he comes through with his awesome voice. He mix in some new stuff, like "Cool" which i first at concert...Another Great 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. Expand
  2. PDub
    Dec 18, 2008
    10
    Outstanding..it's about time someone did a Grown Up Album. As always his voice is awesome and the music in refreshing, not a whole lot Outstanding..it'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). Expand
  3. FarrahJ
    Jun 2, 2009
    10
    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 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. Expand
  4. JerrikaT.
    Jan 6, 2009
    10
    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 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. Expand
  5. GaryJ
    Jan 7, 2009
    10
    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 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. Collapse
  6. GwenK
    Jan 8, 2009
    10
    I think that Mr. Hamilton's versatility is extraordinary! The "Point of It All" is that his growth as an artist should be recognized.
  7. EricT
    Dec 27, 2008
    9
    Excellent album, great content, finally an artist who actually has something to say. The vocal arrangements are excellent.