R&B Love

2008-02-12 16:14
Five tracks have the word "baby" in the title alone, which must be the most overused word in R&B. In fact, the criterion for R&B is probably that at least 50% of songs acknowledge the ever elusive 'Baby'.

Most songs included here are culled from the eighties and nineties. 'Classic' love jams that have since been drunkenly killed in every karaoke bar around town. While we'll happily acknowledge that a line-up that includes Teddy Pendergrass, Boyz II Men, Eric Benet, George Benson, Aretha Franklin and Imagination is great, it just proves that too much of a good thing can sometimes be really bad.

It takes a special kind of person to endure this much concentrated sweetness. If the purr of Tamia, the baritone of Barry White, and the puerile Tevin Campbell is the kind of thing that gets you going, then this is definitely something to add to your collection. If not, stay far, far away.

- Ashlin Simpson

R&B Love is a double disc compilation CD harbouring some wistful slow jams you’d think went out with cassettes and dubbing. This is all cheese, the big mac of cheese, it’s cheese with a double topping of cheese. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Samsung 2008/02/13 8:15 AM
one big mac please! Ash, you are the big mac! Your review is great.
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