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Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "Passion, not laid-backness, rules on this set of originals and covers." -- Grade: B59.03725

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Billboard (p.36) - "[S]everal cuts -- such as 'Loving You,' a jazzy new Babyface original -- showcase Williams' Broadway bona fides."0.50119

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"...The cast is a pleasure....A seamless whole that goes down like the sweetest, slickest video you ever saw..." Rolling Stone "....[Angela Bassett] turns in quite a powerful performance..." Sight and Sound "...An exhilarating blast...[with a] strong cast..." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...An appealing cast and skilled and imaginative direction by Forest Whitaker....Bassett again proves her gifts with a performance at once fiery and delicate..." Variety "...Pleasant....Grounded in a smooth, wall-to-wall soundtrack written by Kenneth 'Babyface" Edmonds....WAITING TO EXHALE is easy listening for the eyes..."Los Angeles Times "...This is a debut directing job by Forest Whitaker, and somehow the tone of the film resembles his own acting: measured, serene, confident..." Chicago Sun-Times0.4825173

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Spin (p.98) - "Babyface-quoting slow jam 'Joey Rogers' is meticulously concocted fun no matter what century."CMJ - "[M]asterfully hitting pop pleasure centers with just the right amount of weirdness bubbling under the surface."0.4385413

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Spin (11/97, pp.144-146) - 6 (out of 10) - "...Kenneth `Babyface' Edmonds, who produced, wrote or cowrote seven of this album's 13 tracks,...aims...his music...at the cloistered sanctity of the middle-class parlor....Babyface's ballads...are a kind of integration by melodrama....his music is the ultimate in middle-class insulation..."Entertainment Weekly (9/19/97, p.82) - "...SOUL FOOD is full of fresh grooves and tasty hooks, [but] it lacks the focus that made [WAITING TO] EXHALE such a breathtaking album....SOUL FOOD seems more like a smorgasbord than a single-course soundtrack. There's a little bit of everything here, from salty rap to sweet soul balladry..." - Rating: B+Rap Pages (11/97, p.110) - "...a quintessential album defining Hip-Hop soul prepared by a master chef who can burn tracks much like Roscoe does on his best day with chicken and waffles..."0.4385413

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Spin (11/97, pp.144-146) - 6 (out of 10) - "...Kenneth `Babyface' Edmonds, who produced, wrote or cowrote seven of this album's 13 tracks,...aims...his music...at the cloistered sanctity of the middle-class parlor....Babyface's ballads...are a kind of integration by melodrama....his music is the ultimate in middle-class insulation..."Entertainment Weekly (9/19/97, p.82) - "...SOUL FOOD is full of fresh grooves and tasty hooks, [but] it lacks the focus that made [WAITING TO] EXHALE such a breathtaking album....SOUL FOOD seems more like a smorgasbord than a single-course soundtrack. There's a little bit of everything here, from salty rap to sweet soul balladry..." - Rating: B+Rap Pages (11/97, p.110) - "...a quintessential album defining Hip-Hop soul prepared by a master chef who can burn tracks much like Roscoe does on his best day with chicken and waffles..."0.4385413

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Vibe (10/01, p.150) - 4 discs out of 5 - "...Like Dom P, Face just gets better...Babyface purists will have a hard time denying the album's self-assured flair....the adult-contemporary slow jams raise the roof..."0.3758925

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Vibe (10/01, p.150) - 4 discs out of 5 - "...Like Dom P, Face just gets better...Babyface purists will have a hard time denying the album's self-assured flair....the adult-contemporary slow jams raise the roof..."0.3758925

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Rolling Stone (10/28/93, p.76) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...This is black utopia....Babyface continues the nearly-forgotten tradition of solo R&B lover men..."Entertainment Weekly (8/20/93, p.62) - "...Babyface...has always had a soft spot for soulful ballads and smoothly stylish love songs. He indulges that passion here..." - Rating: B+Vibe (9/93, p.124) - "...when one has infectious melodies, complex chord progressions, car-drive grooves, and bell-clear tones to offer, who needs metaphorical lyrics? Some singers, thank God, still have more than phat beats and sampled loops working in their f(l)avor..."0.3543949

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Rolling Stone (8/22/96) - 3 Stars - Good - "...devoted to conservative, adult-contemporary pop. No one has brought more pleasure to mainstream music in recent years than the soft-R&B specialist Babyface, who produced this album's appealing first single, Eric Clapton's 'Change The World'..."0.3132437

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Spin (1/97, p.59) - Ranked #16 on Spin's list of the '20 Best Albums of '96.'Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.43) - Ranked #88 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks"Entertainment Weekly (12/1/95, p.73) - "...the album goes down easy, just as you'd expect from a package framed by Whitney Houston tracks....the soundtrack waits to exhale, hovering in sensuous suspense." - Rating: BMusician (3/96, p.92) - "...this is a Babyface album. Not only did he write all the new songs, but it's his empathy and melodic gift that sets the stage for these performances..."New York Times (Publisher) (1/6/96, p.C16) - Included on Jon Pareles' and Stephen Holden's list of the Top 10 Albums of `95 - "Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds gathers most of the sultriest female singers in current rhythm-and-blues... and matches them with his own tender, gently pulsating songs..."0.2657961

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Alternative Press (p.107) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The songs veer from straight-laced indie rock to lush, introspective, ambient rock to psych-rock revival."Paste (magazine) - "BURY ME IN MY RINGS is Sennett's most gushing, romantic, effervescently pop moment to date, touching on everything from solo McCartney to Fleetwood Mac..."0.2568236

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Q (12/99, p.156) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...There are 2 new songs here...to entice the completists....with big-shot Babyface, [Clapton] gracefully updates his trademark sound. And if playing the blues is about expressing pain, then 'Tears In Heaven'...is the genuine article."Mojo (Publisher) (11/99, p.120) - "...the time of craftsmanlike albums and Albert Hall residencies, of quietly expensive suits and unassuming legendhood.....stuff to admire and even enjoy....a slow, measured transition from rage to resignation."0.250595

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Q (12/99, p.156) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...There are 2 new songs here...to entice the completists....with big-shot Babyface, [Clapton] gracefully updates his trademark sound. And if playing the blues is about expressing pain, then 'Tears In Heaven'...is the genuine article."Mojo (Publisher) (11/99, p.120) - "...the time of craftsmanlike albums and Albert Hall residencies, of quietly expensive suits and unassuming legendhood.....stuff to admire and even enjoy....a slow, measured transition from rage to resignation."0.250595

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Entertainment Weekly (10/30/98, p.114) - "...KEEP THE FAITH remains commercial R&B, all bedroom strings and Babyface-style acoustic accents. what sets Evans apart is that she, like her soul sista Mary J. Blige, investigates her pain in a way that contradicts the lush sonics..." - Rating: A-Q (12/00, p.143) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Proves that in voice and soul, she's every inch Mary J. Blige's equal..."Urban Latino (2/99, p.80) - 4 out of 4 - "...bonafide, homegrown R&B sounds....steeped in the Blues and Gospel traditions....Evans [is] a true Soul singer....a great pick for you lovers..."0.250595

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Spin (12/96, p.147) - "...relies on cameos from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and a reunited Shalamar. Plus Kenny G, which works in this upside-down, fascinating pop sphere..."Entertainment Weekly (11/1/96, p.68) - "...All the Babyface trademarks--the crisp, unobtrusive percussion, the silky guitars, the harmonies that blanket the melodies like a quilt--are laid out like a three-piece suit. But more so than any previous album he's made, THE DAY is chockful of luscious, gently persuasive songs..." - Rating: A-Vibe (3/01, p.192) - 3.5 discs out of 5 - "...Inthe hurly-burly of today's music scene, it's getting a lot easier to appreciate the charms of this quiet man..."0.2192706

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Entertainment Weekly (11/28/97, p.85) - "...His phrasing shifts often, and he mixes jokes with visceral descriptions, stealing the spotlight from guests like BLACKstreet, Puff Daddy, Babyface, and Foxy Brown. We've heard these gangster tales before, but Jay-Z shows you don't need to do anything new, as long as you do it better." - Rating: B+Q (12/00, p.144) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Calls on Blackstreet and Puff Daddy....It couldn't fail: the epitome of mainstream hip hop, and intentionally so."The Source (12/97, p.180) - 4 Mics (out of 5) - "...Jay-Z emerges victorious....IN MY LIFETIME VOL. 1 just might be a new beginning for one of rap's most promising careers."0.2192706

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Entertainment Weekly (p.117) - "[W]ith enough midtempo dance grooves to make R. Kelly seem out of stem....Saadiq's bass virtuosity is strictly pimp caliber." - Grade: A-Vibe (pp.159-60) - 3 1/2 discs out of 5 - "With his impressive solo follow-up, Saadiq continues to put the soul back in R&B music."0.2054589

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Rolling Stone (12/26/96, p.190) - "As designer champagne 'n' anguish R&B goes, SECRETS goes down nice and easy....Braxton knows how to find the romantic core in a piece of mainstream toffee...her bristling tone in the adultery song 'Talking In His Sleep' shows that...she's no pushover..."Spin (9/96, p.152) - 7 - Worthy - "...The album's love groove relies as much on individuality as the average ambient techno compilation. Braxton's appeal is based more on identification than identity; her anonymity helps a listener Q Magazine (11/00, p.122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Wholesome MOR balladry dominates in the form of weepies and occaional sassy interludes....Braxton's mahogany alto...singles her out as one of the finest female voices around..."Entertainment Weekly (7/12/96, pp.54-55) - "...on Braxton's new album, SECRETS, the singer and her recording mentor [Babyface] offer up a series of secular hymns to attraction and affection, betrayal and brokenheartedness, cooing and cohabitation..." - Rating: A-0.1879463

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Rolling Stone (12/26/96, p.190) - "As designer champagne 'n' anguish R&B goes, SECRETS goes down nice and easy....Braxton knows how to find the romantic core in a piece of mainstream toffee...her bristling tone in the adultery song 'Talking In His Sleep' shows that...she's no pushover..."Spin (9/96, p.152) - 7 - Worthy - "...The album's love groove relies as much on individuality as the average ambient techno compilation. Braxton's appeal is based more on identification than identity; her anonymity helps a listener Q Magazine (11/00, p.122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Wholesome MOR balladry dominates in the form of weepies and occaional sassy interludes....Braxton's mahogany alto...singles her out as one of the finest female voices around..."Entertainment Weekly (7/12/96, pp.54-55) - "...on Braxton's new album, SECRETS, the singer and her recording mentor [Babyface] offer up a series of secular hymns to attraction and affection, betrayal and brokenheartedness, cooing and cohabitation..." - Rating: A-0.1879463

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "He really is the best rapper alive....As usual, Wayne's tumbling freestyle rhymes are full of imagination and surprise, but his voice itself is half the fun."Rolling Stone (p.88) - Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "Lil Wayne's greatness lies not just in what he says, but in the way he says it..."Spin (p.96) - "[T]he purest product of the most transformative, chaos-inducing man-made disasters of the 21st century -- New Orleans, hip-hop, and the Internet."Spin (p.53) - Ranked #2 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[With] rapping, Auto-Tune crooning, groping guitar strings, and rasping for air over a digital patchwork of beats and synths..."Entertainment Weekly (p.66) - "There's some intricate art here: 'Dr. Carter' and 'A Milli' have bursts of spectacular rhyme..."The Wire (p.64) - "'Misunderstood', based around the Nina Simone track, has lines that come straight from the heart, and the vital signs are strong..."XXL (Magazine) (p.98) - "Wayne's supreme confidence as an MC dominates the album....His songwriting skills continue to get more thoughtful and focused..."Blender (Magazine) (p.80) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "His taste in beats and sounds is omnivorous, his crushed-charcoal rasp equally indebted to crisp East Coast complexity, Southern sing-song and his own warped imagination."0.1797765

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "He really is the best rapper alive....As usual, Wayne's tumbling freestyle rhymes are full of imagination and surprise, but his voice itself is half the fun."Rolling Stone (p.88) - Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "Lil Wayne's greatness lies not just in what he says, but in the way he says it..."Spin (p.96) - "[T]he purest product of the most transformative, chaos-inducing man-made disasters of the 21st century -- New Orleans, hip-hop, and the Internet."Spin (p.53) - Ranked #2 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[With] rapping, Auto-Tune crooning, groping guitar strings, and rasping for air over a digital patchwork of beats and synths..."Entertainment Weekly (p.66) - "There's some intricate art here: 'Dr. Carter' and 'A Milli' have bursts of spectacular rhyme..."The Wire (p.64) - "'Misunderstood', based around the Nina Simone track, has lines that come straight from the heart, and the vital signs are strong..."XXL (Magazine) (p.98) - "Wayne's supreme confidence as an MC dominates the album....His songwriting skills continue to get more thoughtful and focused..."Blender (Magazine) (p.80) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "His taste in beats and sounds is omnivorous, his crushed-charcoal rasp equally indebted to crisp East Coast complexity, Southern sing-song and his own warped imagination."0.1797765

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