In what turned out to be a very good year for r&b consummated by a flurry of very good releases in the final two months, I knew choosing an album of the year was going to be a difficult task. Myself and Sam debated over the top album and came to the conclusion any of the top three was fit to be crowned number one. In the end though, Eric Benet came out on top for the fact that we felt “Lost in Time” is ALREADY a classic album and one that flows beautifully from start to finish. This is easily Benet’s finest project to date. You can tell the kind of detail he put into the album to ensure it remained relevant today but also channeled his influences of the past. Congratulations Eric Benet on an amazing album, you set out to create a timeless classic and you did it.