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Long awaited follow up to double platinum "Who Is Jill Scott: Words & Sounds Vol.1", released in 2000, features 16 songs (CD will have a hidden track not listed in credits).
While most neo-soulsters crank out albums like their hip-hop counterparts, Jill Scott takes a more traditional approach to her craft. Four years after the release of her debut, Who Is Jill Scott, Words & Sounds Vol. 1, Scott returns with the masterful Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds Vol. 2. The album features a collection of lush and hypnotic songs that will make you want to fall in love, live life, and be a better person all at the same time. Lead single "Golden" is a prime example of this. Set to a midtempo groove made for the dance floor, "Golden" is a shiny, beautifully-written narrative about living life to its fullest. The old-school R&B ballad vibe of "Petition" is reminiscent of Minnie Ripperton or early Chaka Khan. However, "Bedda at Home" is anything but laid back. Combining elements of jazz, soul, and old-school hip-hop breakbeats, Scott extols the greatness of her man with a swagger that can only be described as cool. Other highlights include "Family Reunion" and the socially conscious "Rasool."
The album's only flaw may be that it ends too soon, but then again it's always better to leave a listener wanting more. For Scott, being "Beautifully Human" means just that--finding the allure in all that life has to offer and that's well worth the wait. --Rashaun Hall
Impeccable album from start to finish. My favorite Jill Scott album so far!Published 7 days ago by edwin
I love this album, I think Jill Scott is a wonderful artist. This album was a must have.Published 18 days ago by Connie
Once again Jill has made a awesome cd. I love a cd that you put in and every song is awesome.Published 2 months ago by DLJ
Jill Scott's album, Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds Vol. 2 brings me back with the Body, Mind, and Soul I used to still in love aboutPublished 5 months ago by Jean Luc Pressoir