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'Love Letter' is the truth, from 1st to last track.
Rob has some fun on the Prelude, just setting the scene for the ultra melodic Stevie Wonder inspired title track - you say these words to a loved one and they are yours for life. From then on in, you are caught, hook, line and sinker.
The vocals, instrumentation, and production are simply the very best from the undisputed 'King of RnB'. Oh, and let's not get this twisted people R. Kelly has no competition, other than himself.
On 'Love Letter' Rob has challenged himself to create an album that is:
a) Real RnB
b) Pays homage to the Greats who have went before him
d) Somehow feels fresh and fits in with life in 2010
An impossible task for most, but not a musical genius and true living legend.
From the late great Michael Jackson, to Ottis Redding, to Sam Cooke, to Marvin Gaye, to Jackie Wilson, to the aforementioned Stevie Wonder, and more - they are all here saying hi, but channelled through the brilliance of R. Kelly.
Many might think that Rob has been quiet over the last 10 years, but when you have 4 classic albums in a decade (TP2.Com, Chocolate Factory, Happy People/U Saved Me, and now Love Letter) that is no mean feat. Some people cant even release 4 albums in their career let alone in that period of time, and for them to touch 'classic' status is merely a dream.
We dont even have to get into what dude did in the 90's, because we'd be here all day.
People like to pigeon hole R. Kelly but he encompasses all genres of music, and really has no limits.Read more ›
In a climate of `American Idol' karaoke singers, and endless artists doing cover albums and somehow trying to pass it off as inspired, R Kelly has done what none of them have. He has delivered an album which lends a nod to the likes of Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, but with his own flavour and which never once sounds like he's trying to imitate. There are songs, like `Music must be a Lady' which were obviously influenced heavily by Marvin Gaye's `Just to keep you Satisfied', but not once does it ever sound forced.
And that voice! R Kelly has never sounded better. The truly classy vocals and harmonies are quite mesmerizing. And every now and then you could swear you hear Marvin or Michael or Stevie, but the difference between this and an idol ripoff is that R Kelly breathes this sound!
In a long career that has had a mix of great albums and, quite frankly, bloated self serving material, who ever thought that he would deliver this incredible album at this stage in his career? The last time I felt this affected by music was when I was at school and first discovering the sounds I loved. This is straight into my top ten of life altering cds.
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Great,r.Kelly at his best the extra 4 songs are well worth it,if your looking for good writing and and harmony it's a must havePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this CD..."Number One Hit" is my favorite because my boyfriend plays it and sings it to me all the time and we have a long distance relationship so I am always... Read morePublished 4 months ago by JB
Not only one of R.Kelly's best album, it's one of the best albums you'll ever listen. Period! It's that good people.Published 4 months ago by Sheldon Simpson
One of R. Kelly's best albums since the 1990's. I actually liked ALL of the songs.Published 6 months ago by MSGARRETT01
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Yes, this is why R. Kelly was named the #1 R&B artist of the last 25 years. This album is classic Kellz. Every song is hot. It's hard to choose a favorite, but Taxi Cab and Not Feeling the Love are probably my top 2. Love Is is on a straight Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell type of vibe. Kellz did it... Read More
Dec 16, 2010 by badgyrl_310 | See all 6 posts
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His performance was EXCELLENT. Did you watch it?
Nov 30, 2010 by Adrian | See all 6 posts
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ummmm thats the point of this album he honoring the ones that came b4 him and only 2 singles have been heard from this album and he wrote and preduced this album hisself so b4 you judge let it come out first in the words of r.kelly "thank you
Nov 18, 2010 by Bbt | See all 10 posts