There are a lot of 'nu-soul' artists out there are the moment. I thought Maxwell was the best of the bunch, boy was I wrong!! Angie stone is in a different league. As far as soul artist go, the top 10 list will now read, marvin, Al, Aretha, Angie.
I heard of her when her last album came out and was not really tempted to buy it, with this album I heard someone humming 'more than a woman' and immediately went out and bought a copy of the album.
If you only buy one soul album this year, make it this one, no, make that if you only buy one album- no matter what genre- with year or the next, make it this one.
Her voice is refreshing, none of that vocal showiness that we get with Mariah and the like. Angie's voice is pure silk you believe very word she is singing.
And as for the song writing, I was blown away. There is an honesty there that, makes you let go of your cynicism sing your heart out, no matter how bad you r voice is or what you happen to be when you hear her music.
I cannot recommend this album enough. Buy, buy, buy.