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3.5 "The Light of the Sun"
on July 19, 2011
I like the title of this album: The Light of the Sun. I think I understand why she gave this album such a title. This album has a positive mood. Sure, there are some more serious tracks here, but this time around the upbeat songs outshone her ballads. The faster songs are what stand out on "The Light of the Sun." Take "So in Love" for instance. When one listens to "So in Love", he or she can't help but feel great! It is such a summer/feel good track. I am glad Anthony Hamilton contributed his talent because they are dynamic together.
Admittedly, this is not her finest work, but it will hold its own in her musical catalog anyway. "When I Wake Up" is a nice ballad. It's a real neo-soul track with good lyrics. She sounds good, too. "Blessed" is easily one of this album's finest moments. She is telling her listener how blessed she is to have such a beautiful son and great life overall. The missteps here are "Quick", "All Cried Out" and "Shame." I do like when artists step outside of their box, but it doesn't always work for them. Each of these tracks are a new type of Jill Scott, but she missed her mark in her attempt to be different.
With this product, I am overall satisfied. I still feel that Jill Scott is one of the best talents to come out in recent years and I want her to create music for a long time!
Mikeisha's Top 5
2. "So in Love"
3. "Hear My Call"
4. "Make You Wait"
5. "Rolling Hills"