Tuesday March 31, 2020

Album Reviews

Albums by R Kelly, The Antlers, Serj Tankian, Plan B, Eugene McGuinness and Beachwood Sparks.

14th July, 2012
R Kelly: Write Me Back (RCA). Save for a couple of duff tracks, Kelly's on great musical form.

R Kelly: Write Me Back (RCA)

Despite having undergone the rigours of emergency throat surgery last year, R Kelly returns sounding smoother than ever on this delightfully slick 1970s soul pastiche.

The suave guise is perhaps tongue-in-cheek as, under all the layers of funky bass, sumptuous strings and Stevie Wonder chords, he's still testing the lyrical boundaries of acceptable misogyny.

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