December 24, 2010, 4:30 am
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I know it’s a little late, but I just recently had the chance to listen to Jazmine Sullivan’s sophomore album, “Love Me Back”. I’ve never really been into J. Sullivan, but after hearing all the positive talk about the album I had to check it out. I can now say that I have officially fallen in love with Jazmine. This album is simply genius. There isn’t one bad track on here; not one filler. Jazmine Sullivan has brought back real R&B, and in a ferocious, strong way.

We hear a lot of inspiration from older R&B and soul on this album. We hear Jazmine channel Prince in, “Good Enough”, and give props to 90’s hip-hop in the lead single “Holdin’ U Down”. Then we have some serious songs like, “Redemption”, where Jazmine sings about domestic violence. I never saw this coming from Jazmine Sullivan. We also hear some 80’s inspiration in “Don’t Make Me Wait”. The only place the album falls short is with “10 Seconds”, just because we’ve heard too much of these types of songs in the past. I thought she was another Keyshia Cole, or Mary J. Blige, but she’s not. Jazmine is in a league of her own. Throw all those comparisons away, because Jazmine has shown with this album that she is her own woman, and no one else in the R&B game has done an album as good as this since the early 2000’s. Albums like “Love Me Back”, and Kanye’s recent “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”, give me hope that there are actually some true musicians left in this music industry.

  1. Holding You Down (Going In Cirles) – 9/10
  2. 10 Seconds – 5/10
  3. Good Enough – 10/10
  4. Don’t Make Me Wait – 9/10
  5. Love You Long Time – 8/10
  6. Redemption – 9/10
  7. Excuse Me – 8/10
  8. U Get On My Nerves – 7/10
  9. Stuttering – 7/10
  10. Famous – 9/10
  11. Luv Back – 8/10

M.O.G. Rating: 9/10

Buy “Love Me Back” on Amazon


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