Keith Major
February 23, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST
We gave it a B-

Philadelphia singer Jill Scott’s third studio album won’t be out until later this year, but fans can sate their hunger with this stopgap compilation. Collaborations‘ 14 previously issued tracks from other artists’ releases find the nimble vocalist teamed with urbane MCs (Common, Lupe Fiasco), cosmopolitan R&B soulmen (the Isley Brothers, Bilal), and a few jazzbos (George Benson, Al Jarreau). It’s all reliably tasteful and pleasant, though most of the airbrushed ballads and gentle neo-soul drift by without making much of an impression. B-

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