Album Review: Usher – Hard II Love

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...
EP Review: H.E.R. – Vol. 1

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 serves as executive producer, it’s being released under RCA...
Album Review: SWV – Still

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, Still, is...
Album Review: Monica, Code Red

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 the Fugees...
Album Review: Angie Stone, Dream

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 vocals are always so...
Album Review: Miguel, Wildheart

Album Review: Miguel, Wildheart

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Of all the tracks on Wildheart, Miguel’s much-anticipated third album, it’s the seventh song, “what’s normal anyway” that best captures the spirit of the set: “Too proper for the black kids/too black for the Mexicans/too...
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