SOPPY & SWEETPercy Sledge - Shining through the rainOr Percy Sludge, as he's also known, is the king of emotive romantic balladeering, making an art form of being lonely. Terrible cover, but don't judge it by that. Give it a listen if you like quality old fashioned soul and country music.- Review and clips- Buy it
Jill Scott - Beautifully HumanThe best of both worlds. Jazzy soul with nu-soul production and wonderful lyrics. A masterpiece from the queen of song writing and live spectaculars. If there's one RnB album you buy this year, this is it. On the sexy side of soppy, and very sweet.- Buy it
Various - De-Lovely SoundtrackThere's something about movie music that's really made for romance. Get this collection of Jazzy vocalists covering Cole Porter classics.- review and clips- Buy it
Ennio Morricone - Film MusicFlute, cello, viola and piano arrangements of Morricone classics like Lolita, the theme from The Mission and other beautiful music conducted by the man himself.- Review and clips- Buy it
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Various alternative artists - Lost In Translation OSTWay ahead of its time when it was released, and will appeal to lovers of left field sound - featuring artists like Kevin Shields, Air, Phoenix, Jesus and Mary Chain and more.- Review and clips- Buy it
Chris Rea - The Blue JukeboxRea gets rougher and deeper and much sexier. The voice of an exhausted romantic on this collection of seductive songs.- Review and sound clips- Buy it
Pheonix - AlphabeticalRomantic? Am I crazy? Not quite, yet. If anyone thought as hard about you as these guys clearly think, then I reckon they'd be pretty in love. Check it out, it's really special stuff.- Review and sound clips- Buy it
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Air - Talkie WalkieLike Phoenix, these guys are from France. Unlike Phoenix there music is what you'd call touchy feely (perhaps that would have made a superior album title) and it's perfect for putting on when you're all loved up and want to get it on.- Review and clips- Buy it
Sweetback - Stage It also goes beyond just being a seduction soundtrack. Beautiful, simple and sweetly addictive. You'll want it again and again. - Review and clips- Buy it
Norah Jones - Feels Like HomeAlluring late night listening that will appeal to pop and blues fans, lovers and loners, alike. - Review and clips- Buy itAlicia Keys - The Diary of Alicia KeysPoppy but definitely no innocent little girl, she manages to be thoughtful and naughty all at once. A delicious combination. And piano ballads are always a winner.- Review and clips- Buy itMandoza + Danny K - Same DifferenceFor the energetic lovers out there. But well worth the effort, trust me. These are not just two of the cutest dudes on our music scene, also two guys with serious hitmaking talent that gets clubbers of all races, creeds, colours and musical persuasions onto the dance floor, shaking it. An almost edible, very punchy combo of Mandoza's kwaito and Danny K's soul. Get down to it. So to speak.- Review and clips- buy itCHILLED or HILARIOUS...
340ml - MovingHybrid band with a bit of reggae mixed with plenty of pop and a dash of soul cream as topping. Songs about driving, loving, arbing around and being in Africa.- Review- Buy it
MXO - Peace of MindMXO has the killer musical gift - a really deep, textured but velvety voice. He's also blessed with a real pan-African accent. He's made a very cool summer album that's exotic but African, chilled but danceable.- Review- Buy it
William Shatner - Has BeenIt's not at all funny, in fact his cover of "Common People", and his "I can't get behind this" are awesome songs. But the more sincere he gets, the more you sometimes throw up your hands in amazement and amusement. If you have a geeky lover and wish to blow them away, this is the ticket. Just knowing about it (Shatner played Captain Kirk in Star Trek, for those who don't know!) is enough to turn the average geek into your slave for life.- Buy it
Gunther - PleasuremanThe worst CD of the year - I give it five stars, all of which I'd use to cover the lingering shot of Gunther's hairy buttocks as he stands up from a floor filled with highly inauthentic "lesbians". The music is unbearable. It's so bad that if you see it somewhere for cheap, you must buy it without delay.- Buy it- 30 Second video. Adults with strong stomachs only.
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