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Mr Sexy Smooth is Doubleback
on 9 July 2013
The much anticipated 10th album for Joe entitled "Doubleback: Evolution Of R&B" is an immense statement in itself. The title alone says exactly what the album is...an evolution into real R&B music. I bought this album on import for the 10th album to add to Joe's collection and I could not wait to play it. I actually waited until late at night to play it, seeing as I was busy throughout the day. This album incorporates some uptempo track beats with solid R&B and Soul elements that R&B lovers can relate to. This is bringing back real R&B 100%. Joe has really impressed on this album, and this is by far a masterpiece of an album that he has produced with some great other talents taken on for the project.
When i pressed play and the first track, "Something For You" started i was all like, "this isn't Joe! I know Joe's vocal ability extremely well being a 19 year supporter, so i could tell that his vocals have become even finer and stronger than it already was. It was a very pleasant surprise indeed. This track has an amazing fiery oomph of a start to it and quite frankly i rewound the first 25 seconds four times until i let the track continue. "This track really is a smooth soulful number to listen to with the way it begins."
Throughout the album there are some sweet tasting musical and lyrical surprises to boot, what with "1 to 1 Ratio," "Doubleback," "Mary Jane," "Magic City," and "Baby" being my top favourites with "Something For You," and of course the #1 introduction single to the album, "I'd Rather Have A Love" - I just see us together *day dreaming*.
"Love & Sex" is also another strong song to my liking, featuring the powerful vocals of Fantasia Burrino. This was a great collaboration for this particular song. Joe definitely picks his collaborations very well so you know he's rooted in his game very well.. Joe is a definite romantic for doing this song. It just shines so much and the meaning is strong and on point.
Joe really took this Doubleback project seriously and stripped it down naked to what real R&B must be. This is what we all needed from an artist who can truly sing and put out the lyrics and production how it should be done and heard. Joe is perpetual and my love for him as an individual and his music is also perpetually true in high and genuine forms.
Overall, this album comes as a major and divine contentment to my ears. This is a masterpiece of an album, and it is about time he received a BET Award for his 20 years of experience and efforts towards the music he produces, the way he sings so wonderfully well, the lyrics he writes, and as well as his long standing poise in the music industry. For me, this is Joe's best album to date. I knew it was gonna be a banger by the way he talked about it. Gosh, i love this man to bits, and God has continually blessed his ability and poise to carry on and get better and better with his game every time.
Well Done to my boy Joe for an amazing 10th album.The best album to date!!