Anthony Hamilton has been a consistent artist who has a loyal fan base that continue to buy his seductive, introspective albums from this man with an old soul voice with such familiarity and comfort. This album weaves gospel and old soul together effortlessly that would make it hard to believe was an album released in 2005 - particularly after a year otherwise dominated by crunk music, Usher, Mariah Carey, and remastering of tracks by 2Pac and the Notorious BIG. The album is not just 'sunday music' but is a truely pleasurable listening experience that conjours up images of bbqs with friends around and yet earthy sophistication. In comparison to his previous album, this one appears to be more indept lyrically with tracks like "Pass Me Over" and "Preacher's Daughter" but are nicely balanced out by tracks like "Southern Stuff" and "Sista Big Bones" which is a personal favourite!
I would strongly urge people to buy this album or atleast get a listen in somewhere as it is passionate but laidback and is a reminder of what music should be when all this gloss about bling, 'makin that paper', and rims is waded through.
I would give it four and a half stars but this isnt possible!
Best Tracks 1) Pass Me Over 2) Sista Big Bones 3) Can't Let Go 4) Southern Stuff 5) Everybody (a brilliant reggaestyle album - this is THE bbq track)