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A new direction for Erykah Badu
on 29 September 2003
Erykah Badu returns with a new, fresh sound. She has swapped earth mother vibes for head nodding street cool for a welcome change of direction from the Sunday Soul of Mama's Gun. You will fall in love with the album when the first track after the intro kicks in. "Bump It" will most likely have you singing along on your first listen! Other stand-outs are "Back in the day" (When things were cool!). The infectious "Woo" born out of a crowd-moving stage track. An excellent choice of cover in Donald Byrd's "Think Twice" (woulda been nice to have Prof. Byrd play on the track, though!) and the wicked remix of "Love of My life" which is easily Badu's funkiest track. Only the odd "I want you" and "The Grind" fail to make the grade. Buy this album, it is the most soulful output from Motown since Stevie and Marvin's best work and Badu's best album yet.