Another Round - (Import CD)
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- Contemporary R&B
- J.R. Rotem; Chuck Harmony; Balewa Muhammad; Kaygee; Clifton Lighty; Mama's Boys; Harold Lilly; Jaheim
- Another Round *
Recording information: Blast Studios, New York, NY; Chung King Studios, New York, NY; Iceberg Studios, Birmingham, AL; Jasane Dramma Studios, Hillsboro, NJ; Pulse Music, New York, NY; Roc Music Recording, Rochester, NY; Signature Sounds, Atlanta, GA; The Hamptons, NJ.
Photographer: Kenneth Cappello.
Truth in advertising, Another Round varies little from Jaheim's earlier efforts, but for the returning listener, that's the selling point. Right off the bat the fingersnapping funk of "Ain't Leavin' Without You" brings that husky brand of neo-soul that's unique to the singer, who's partnered here with a handful like-minded producers including the returning KayGee. With warm guitars, jazzy flutes, and early-'70s soul nostalgia, the following "Finding My Way Back" is a perfect example of how the singer nails those Vandross-sized moments of yearning. The silky smooth "Her" gets at the cool passion of the Isley's, and Bill Withers even comes to mind on some of the more organic cuts, but with such obvious respect for the past, the argument against interpolating Percy Sledge's classic "When a Man Loves a Woman" for the trite "Impossible" should have been obvious. Still, at 14 cuts the album still stands after some trimming, and when you add big fan Jadakiss on the "Ain't Leavin' Without You" remix, you've got all the elements Jaheim fans require. ~ David Jeffries
- Country of Origin
- WEA (Distributor)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Ain't Leavin Without You
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Finding My Way Back
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Whoa
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Till It Happens to You
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Bed Is Listening
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Impossible
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Another Round
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Her
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] II Pink Lines
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Otha Half
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Closer
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] In My Hands
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Ain't Leavin Without You - (remix)
- 49m 4s
Spin (p.86) - "[With] warm grooves, classic gospel touches, and frequent nods to the late-'70s/early-'80s canon of Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross..."
Entertainment Weekly - "Fans of the late Teddy Pendergrass would do well to check out the latest from Jaheim..." -- Grade: B+
Billboard - "[H]e still knows his way around a ballad, calling to mind the late Teddy Pendergrass on the gospel-flavored 'Finding My Way Back.'"
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