Sunday, May 29, 2011
Final Grade: B+
This is a solid album. Bill's got soul like no other, and it really shines in this album. There are a couple classics on here (namely "Use Me" and "Lean On Me") and I think they help make the album. The grooves are fairly similar, which is one thing I loved and hated about the album. They're so solid that I really shouldn't mind, but I just wish it would switch up a little at times. I guess the similarities also help make the album cohesive so... I can't really hate. Love the classical and funk elements that get splashed in every once and a while - very cool. Solid.