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Helpless Romantic

Jon BAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 28, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arsenal Records
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,243 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Hopeless Romantic is the fifth studio album by Jon B. Brought up in Rhode Island, Buck was born to a musical family, with his father David a professor of music, his mother Linda, a concert pianist and his siblings Deborah, a violinist and his brother Kevin, a cellist. He first started singing at the age of four, and learned piano and keyboard by nine. By 16, he played bass and drums as well. Because his grandparents owned a record store, Buck was raised on a varied musical diet that included influences like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album! November 1, 2008
By Desiree
Format:Audio CD
I have been a Jon B since 1995's Bonafide and I was honestly a little worried when I heard about this new album because a lot of artist cannot maintain consistency in music for long periods of time. Jon B though has managed to deliver another consistent album. I can listen to this album straight through which is pretty rare nowadays there are a few tracks that I feel are Jon's attempts to be somewhat modern which he pulls off well but he reaches his peak when he sticks to what he is known for which is his smooth ballads. I have only had the album for a few days but so far I would have to say my favorites are Drops of Rain, and In Too Deep.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even when he slips into modernity he's the bomb November 16, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Jon B is black music's dirty little secret: this white boy does black music better than almost everybody out now, and he always has. There is no good reason why Jon B doesn't get the props he deserves, and that has always been the case. Jon is five albums deep and we're talking about Robin Thicke like we've never been here before? Like Jon is dead or something? Puh-lease.

Ever the chameleon, the record starts off suspect, giving us the kind of clubby tunes the radio is rife with ("Ooh so sexy", "It's U", complete with vocoder and spacey almost-house beat). Then, abruptly, the record becomes the kind of offering we expect from Jon: solid, contemporary, grown folk R&B that's able to straddle what he knows, what he's capable of, and what's hot right now. The very next track, "Get What U Want", is the best song on the record, and Jon places it perfectly. The rest of the record makes forgiveness of the first couple of tracks possible, since I get that he only needs one contemporary hit to make people look at the whole record. To that I say, go Jon go. I'll let slide a couple of radio tracks to get a song like "Get What U Want" its props.

This record should be all over the radio. Even when Jon slips and goes "nowadays", he apes the style so well it can hold its own with all the stuff that's out. A solid purchase for the fan of Jon B. or the person who likes the stuff on the radio but wishes it were more substantive.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still # 1 October 30, 2008
Format:Audio CD
In a league of his own, Jon b is now back on track after a hiatus that led to the creation of this masterpiece. Although I have the entire collection of his solo projects, i'm still very particular when it comes to his music because he has so much potential that I still feel he hasn't reached yet. It may help to check out his bio just to familiarize yourself with some of the amazing collaborations he's been a part of.

The way I rate the quality of an album is by listening to each song on repeat for a few times to see if it can grow on me as quickly as possible and with this CD, I actually found myself keeping the songs on random because it's just that good in my opinion.

I just want to say that Jon b makes music like his life depended on it and I am thanking him because folks...this is only the 3rd CD i've purchased in the past 6 years due to inconsistent artists. This time around, I feel my money was well spent. Buy from an artist that truly works hard and is true to his/her craft. You will not regret this purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He Gives it to us Smooth one more Time. November 8, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I have loved Jon B since his first single "Someone To Love" dropped over 10 years ago. He is still putting out the hits and this one is no different, I loved his last CD "Stronger Everyday" and I felt that was his best but " Hopeless Romantic" is as smooth as they come. This CD cements for me that he is my favorite R&B artist because he hasn't come out with anything I wasn't feeling. Of course this CD comes with no fanfare and no promotion, he is the #1 underrated artist of all time. You see Robin Thicke all over the place but Jon by far tops him any day. I can't take it out of my CD player and it has been over a week. I love it!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jon B is Back! December 18, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I have loved Jon B for years & this latest effort did not disappoint!! I absolutely LOVE every track on this CD, however, I can't figure out why this CD is not getting any radio play?? I guess everyone's on the Robin Thicke bandwagon. Sorry to say but Robin Thicke can't hold a candle to Jon B! My favorite tracks on the CD are:

1. Ooh So Sexy
5. Helpless Romantic
6. Paradise In U
7. Drops of Rain
12. Won't You Say Yeah

For those who want to experience REAL blue-eyed soul, go out & cop this CD! You won't be disappointed!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpless Romantic October 28, 2008
By Ken
Format:Audio CD
Yo, Jon...stop leaving us for long periods of time dogg. R+B needs you!
I've been down since the tender age of 15..back in 1995 homie! This latest album is a breath of fresh air. Everybody up on Robin Thicke...that cat is str8. But should never be mentioned in the same breath as you! You been in the game for 13 yrs....5 classic albums. He gots nothing on your record homie....crank out another one for us dogg! Don't wait another 4 yrs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Jon B. cd to date October 28, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I've heard all of the other Jon B. cd's and most of his work is classic so, its hard to pick an album. I have been listening to the album since he posted it on his myspace page. It is a shame he doesn't get more credit. I will be getting the album right after work today. With Jon B and Maxwell(see him in concert its worth it) back hopefully RnB will be back to what it should be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent product
Published 3 months ago by samuel ziemann
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Jon B's music.
Oh so sexy is one of my al time faves. Can listen to this track on repeat all the time. Just that one song makes the whole album worth buying.
Published 9 months ago by Camille M. Matta
5.0 out of 5 stars For Hopeless Romantics Only
On this CD Jon B establishes himself as one of the classic smooth writers in R&B genre. Thank you Jon!
Published 15 months ago by Carolyn Pinkney
5.0 out of 5 stars most overlooked and underrated album for 2008
love the album very much... in my opinion, its the most complete album he ever created. It might don't have the mega recognition such as THEY DONT KNOW AND PRETTY GIRL but you will... Read more
Published 16 months ago by FINESSE
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Still Helpless For Jon B.
I've been a Jon B. fan since "Pretty Girl" from his 1st album "Bonafide". I was lucky enough to see him in concert in '98 and he sounded even better in person than his cd's. Read more
Published on November 20, 2011 by Regina M. Latson
5.0 out of 5 stars Jon B. shows maturity on "Helpless Romantic"
It's hard to believe, but there was a time when Jon B. wasn't taken seriously. It all started with his 1995 debut "Bonafide" in which he was perceived as being nothing more than a... Read more
Published on May 24, 2011 by Perverted Alchemist
5.0 out of 5 stars chad's review
More great music from jon b. Why is this guy not on every r&b station out there? You can sit back relax, and listen to this entire cd in one sitting. It's that good.
Published on March 17, 2011 by C. rector
2.0 out of 5 stars 2-1/2 stars -- I love Jon B, but did we all listen to the same album?
I remember one of my friends was doing a survey sometime last year, and when the subject of music came up, she mentioned some Jon B. songs I never heard of. Read more
Published on December 22, 2009 by Anthony Rupert
5.0 out of 5 stars Jon B. does it again
Still love his voice! Catchy songs and beats...... Cool Relax is probably still his best album but if you are a true Jon B. fan you will like this CD also.
Published on December 12, 2009 by Erin
3.0 out of 5 stars It's actually 3.5 stars
I think Jon B has to be one of the most underrated contemporary r&b artists. Probably due to lack of marketing and promotion from his record labels. Read more
Published on July 20, 2009 by KDA26
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Your a young buck have you never heard of Teena Marie or Michael McDonland.
Oct 29, 2008 by Derrick Dunn |  See all 6 posts
Jon B-Cool Relax... OR.... Robin Thicke-The Evolution Of....
bruthaman d: that is a very hard question to answer. I will have to listen to them both again b4 commenting. if you have not heard jon b's new cd here is the link:
I think it may be his best cd yet.
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