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Edward Bowser

Album Review – Sevyn Streeter, Girl Disrupted

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Oh, hey Sevyn, we’ve been waiting for you. R&B fans have been patiently awaiting Girl Disrupted, the official debut of R&B siren Sevyn Streeter, for roughly half a decade. That’s right – we’ve been talking…

Album Review – Mary J. Blige, Strength of a Woman

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com When Mary J. Blige announced that she was releasing a new album on the heels of her failed marriage, R&B fans rejoiced. Um, hold up. That didn’t come out right. Let me rephrase: When Mary…

Album Review – Mack Wilds, AfterHours

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Before we get started, would you mind if I share a story that’s been annoying me for a few months now? Yeah, I know, Edd’s annoyed by something. Shocking development. Anyway, not long after Adele…

Album Review: Charlie Wilson – In It To Win It

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com There’s no way around it – our world has seen better days. From the White House to your mama’s house, it feels like we’ve been under a constant barrage of negative headlines, endless protests…

Mini Album Review: Alicia Keys – Here

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com After being in the public eye for 15-something years, I think we’re just now seeing the real Alicia Keys. Back when she launched her #NoMakeup campaign a year or so ago, some longtime fans…

Album Review: Eric Benét – Eric Benét

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Can we still get away with the phrase “grown n’ sexy” in 2016 or nah? Because there’s no better way to describe Eric Benét’s  ninth-studio album – the type of record that is the…

Album Review: Usher – Hard II Love

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Usher’s 2004 Confessions album is not only his greatest achievement, it’s his greatest curse. Confessions is arguably R&B’s last classic album – and I’m talking legit classic here, not the forgettable “classics” half y’all…

EP Review: H.E.R. – Vol. 1

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Who is H.E.R.? Um, I mean, who is she? Not much is known about the mysterious project that popped up the morning of Sept. 11 – what we do know is that DJ Camper…

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: 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…