I happen to like this album quite a bit, but for me the attraction is mainly due to the fact that I'm into rap music as well. Not to say that any of the cuts on this album constitute rap per se, but every song seems to have a distinct urban flavor to it--with the notable exception of After Hours.
After Hours is without a doubt the signature piece on the album, one of the single most brilliant songs in the hisory of light jazz. You've probably heard it countless times on your favorite light jazz radio station, and once you hear it, it'll be in your head for hours! Absolutely beautiful. But if I had bought The Antidote it expecting every song to have After Hours' easygoing sound and indescribable "coolness", I'd have been sorely disappointed. Viva la RealAudio! Use it, folks; listen to samples before you buy. As I said, I personally like the urban style that IMHO seems to be shared by every other song on the album, so I got the best of both worlds (After Hours plus 8 or 9 other nice tracks). If you're not into the more urban type of light jazz, you may not like the album. So give the non-After-Hours cuts a listen. Me, I couldn't be happier.