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Album Review: Jaheim – Struggle Love

Often times you’ll hear an artist say they want to take it back to the roots on an upcoming project, only to listen and find out they weren’t able to deliver. For various reasons, capturing that magic that an artist…

Album Review: Brian McKnight – Better

Brian McKnight is in love. This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s viewed his Instagram account over the past year and witnessed the beautiful way he’s celebrated his woman. He’s been one of the premiere r&b artists delivering…

Album Review: Tweet – Charlene

When singer Tweet announced she’d be releasing a new album in early 2016, there was much celebration among r&b fans. After all, it had been over a decade since she released her sophomore album “It’s Me Again” in 2005, and…

Album Review: Mya – Smoove Jones

As the r&b genre has moved away from the mainstream and the major label structure over the past decade, many artists have gone under appreciated and overlooked in the process. Being an independent artist allows for the ultimate creative freedom,…

Album Review: SWV – Still

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com SWV knows exactly what the people want. What they want is what they’ve been missing — that 1990s-era sound that only seems to live on in our iPod playlists and BET Soul reruns. SWV’s fifth album,…

Album Review: Tank – Sex, Love & Pain II

There is little doubt that the original “Sex, Love & Pain” album is Tank’s best to date. The album is considered a classic by rnb lovers, featured his number one single “Please Don’t Go” and it solidified him as one…

Album Review: Monica, Code Red

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com On “I Miss Music,” one of the more memorable tracks from Monica’s new album, she echos the sentiments of many of you reading this review: “I miss Michael and Whitney and Teena and James/and…

Album Review: Babyface “Return of the Tender Lover”

R&B legend Babyface has well over three decades in music, and if there’s one thing we learned from his Grammy Award winning collaboration album “Love, Marriage & Divorce” with Toni Braxton, he’s still got plenty of good music left in…

Album Review: Angie Stone, Dream

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Back in 2001, after listening to Angie Stone’s second album – and her signature work – Mahogany Soul, I made the following statement: “If Mother Nature could sing, she’d sound like Angie Stone.” Her…

Album Review: Tamar Braxton “Calling All Lovers”

Thirteen years after the release of her debut album, Tamar Braxton came back in a major way with her sophomore record “Love and War”. The CD debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and it let everyone know that…