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Ten

Posted on

10

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
LL Cool J, Brian McKnight
Producers:
Def Jam, Warner Bros.
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a C+

Brian McKnight’s slick sound is favored by the urban adult-contemporary set, and it’s unlikely he’ll win any new (read: young) fans with his 10th album. Mostly produced by the singer-songwriter himself, Ten is a merrily generic batch of R&B grooves and slow jams. From the hip-hop-flavored ”Unhappy Without You” to the percussion-laden ”Can’t Leave You Alone,” love and relationships remain the central theme of his lyrics. The only surprise is Rascal Flatts’ random cameo on a limp ballad called ”Red, White, and Blue.”

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