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Edward Bowser

Album Review: Kindred the Family Soul “A Couple Friends”

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Why do y’all keep running to Steve Harvey n’ dem for relationship advice? Kindred the Family Soul has been dropping jewels for over a decade now. They’re the face of family values in modern R&B….

Album Review: Kelly Price “Sing, Pray, Love, Vol. 1: Sing (4 stars out of 5)”

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com The next time one of you trivia buffs winds up on “Jeopardy!,” let me hook you up with $1000 question: This 1998 release is the favorite album of the leading authority of Internet music journalism,…

Album Review: Shaliek “Blood Sweat Tears”

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Half of y’all reading this review have given me grief over the years for being an old man trapped in a young man’s body. Yeah, I’d rather drop stacks on Stacy Adams than the new…

Album Review: Michael Jackson, Xscape (4 stars out of 5)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com It takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong, so watch me make moves like The Hulk. When word leaked a few weeks ago that another posthumous Michael Jackson album was on the way,…

Album Review: Kelis, Food (3.5 stars out of 5)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com I’ll be honest with y’all, I had my doubts about Kelis’ sixth album, Food. Kelis has spent the last few years honing her culinary skills – graduating from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, debuting her…

Album Review: Ledisi, The Truth (4 stars out of 5)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com The truth is often a bitter pill to swallow but R&B powerhouse Ledisi makes it a lot easier to digest. The music veteran’s seventh album, The Truth, is pretty self explanatory – an exploration of…

Album Review: Pharrell Williams, G I R L (4 stars out of 5)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Timing is everything. After systematically dominating multiple genres in 2013, Pharrell Williams’ time is now. Unless you spent the last 12 months in a coma, you’ve witnessed Skateboard P (and his massive mountie hat) bestow…

Album Review: Noel Gourdin, “City Heart, Southern Soul” (4 stars out of 5)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Most of you reading this already know that I’m an old school kind of brother. I like my rappers without skinny jeans and nose rings. I like my cars without gigantic rims. I like my…

Album Review: Toni Braxton & Babyface, “Love, Marriage & Divorce” (4 Stars out of 5)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Before we begin, let’s set aside a few moments for some real talk from your boy Edd. If your first R&B album was Beyonce’s B’Day, you might not relate to this review. If your only…

Album Review: J. Holiday, “Guilty Conscience” (4 stars out of 5)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Back in 2007, when R&B crooner J. Holiday dropped his debut album, his career was filled with promise. Even my wife, who can’t stomach most R&B produced this millennium, was a huge fan of his…