I have to admit i didn't enjoy listening to this release the first i listened to it. Partly because i had discovered the album was largely produced by Brandon 'BAM' Alexander, whose sound i thought was responsible for the demise of Joe's latest release - The Good, The Bad and The Sexy.
However, i thought I'd have a second listen today, and i figured that I didnt give the album enough time during the first listen. i've been playing the following songs; Best of Me, I'm Home, Nothin' on You, Takeover and Angel on repeat. I have to say the latter two are great tracks, particularly the R.Kelly- written and produced Angel.
Open Invitation is far much better than 2006's 'Alter Ego' BUT none of the tracks on this album match up to the supremacy of songs such as Lately, Sweet Lady and I Can't Go On from his superb debut -'Tyrese'- which is why I have rated it no more than 3 stars.