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Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
It's telling when an artist releases two self-titled recordings a mere seven years apart. Gill has a great voice, but for the most part he remains in search of good material and effective production. This eponymous effort ... more »
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It's telling when an artist releases two self-titled recordings a mere seven years apart. Gill has a great voice, but for the most part he remains in search of good material and effective production. This eponymous effort for Motown (the first was for Atlantic in '83) is his best effort. Gill was simply the finest voice to pass through the New Edition aggregation. His impassioned baritone gives lust a rare urgency and repentance an unusual poignancy (if not outright credibility). The teams of L.A. Reid and Babyface or Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced the best tracks on this record, and "Rub You the Right Way," is a minor classic. Gill has yet to match this disc, but in the right company, he will. --Martin Johnson
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RJ | rjmusic | 07/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So i got this album by chance from downloading a huge new jack swing packet. I thought to myself,who's johnny gill? I've heard of sweat,levert,gill, bobby brown, and new edition, but It always seemed to me that most people seemed to forget about his music. Johnny's gill's 1991 album is amazing. It's got slick beats and excellent vocals to back it up. Since michael jackson just died recently, alot of people proclaimed his dangerous album to be the greatest new jack swing album, i strongly disagree I think Johnny Gill's is just as excellent of an album. Fairweather friend is great, rub the right way is one of my favorite title tracks, and I also love my,my,my. It's great dance music, and the beats are interesting to listen to. If your into r&b this album is a must have!"