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Simply a must
on 5 July 2004
There is a very few artists out there who can do half as much as Mario Winans can:produce, write, remake, remix, and finally sing. I was completely blown away by Marios first album back in 1997 and eagerly awaited "Hurt no more". When I heard "I don;t wanna know" back in December I knew it was going to be one of the best RnB tracks of 2004! I set it up back then as background music to my answering machine and had so many people asking me "wot is that wicked tune"!!! Now they know.
Mario Winans sings with so much emotion and from the serious depth of his heart so that you can completely feel his pain and get lost in his songs. His voice is so beautiful it's like birds singing on a brihgt early summer morning. There is a very few male singers in RnB that can match Mario Winans' quality.He is on the same level as Donell Jones & RL from Next, and although I love Usher, Usher doesn;t have that depth of emotions and sadness in his voice to really show that his heart is breaking, like Mario WInans' and Donell Jones's can.
Working as a DJ, I have realised qwuickly that the only people disliking Mario are playahatas and mucho men, who think emotions are waste of time. If you are one of those brothers who prefer violence to love, you are NOT going to like Mario Winans. But that is a huge reason why women so do. Cos Mario's is a real man, who has emotions, and is NOT afraid to show them.
This album is simply beautiful. My second favorite track "Never really was" so intelligently uses Madonna's sample and from a perfect 80's pop tune rises into a perfect naughty's RnB jam! Only Mario and Bad Boy can make that happen. (Remember "I'll be missing you"? Nuff said.)
So basically I am trying to say, if you want and know quality, this album is a must in your collection.