Man this takes me back
Derrick Dunn | Woodbridge,VA | 01/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After 7's debut disc was released at time when almost every R&B record released was A-1.Two-thirds of the trio are the brothers of producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and the other third is the cousin of Antonio "L.A." Reid; the two produced the majority of the album, which features three smash hits and a host of other likable tracks. The singles released were Heat Of The Moment, Can't Stop and Ready Or Not. Can't Stop & Heat Of The Moment were both up-tempo dance numbers while Ready Or Not is one of the best slow jams released in 1989. However the one song to me that makes the CD a classic is "One Night," an urban adult contemporary composition that was never released; it showcases Melvin and Kevon in an impressive vocal exchange over a mid-tempo rhythm."
Ready or Not!
Mikeisha Best | Mitchellville, Maryland United States | 03/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Babyface, oh, how I love you. I can remember hearing After 7 on the radio as a small child. I liked their music even then, but, of course, I didn't appreciate it then as much as I do now, since I'm an adult and understand the lyrics. This is a remarkable album. Kevon Edmonds has a beautiful singing voice.
"Can't Stop", "Ready or Not" and "Heat of the Moment" were all released to radio and received a great amount of airplay and there is no wonder why: these songs define real R&B. All the ingredients of a good R&B song are incorporated here; well-produced, memorable lyrics and chorus, and actual SINGING. "Can't Stop" is easily the best song on this album. The melody on the chorus is brilliant! The way the instruments blend with the singing is a stroke of genius. You know what? This song is worth the price of the album alone. ""Ready or Not" is another great song. The men of After 7 slow it down with this sexy ballad. Certainly, these lyrics are 100% unrealistic, (seriously, who can really give someone the moon, sun and stars? Lol), but music is not always supposed to be taken literally. "Sayonara" is a typical break-up song. Though it is enjoyable, it's not their best work.
If you liked what you heard from After 7 on the radio, surely you will enjoy their self-titled album. This album will be played in my CD player for time indefinite! Pick it up!
Mikeisha's Top 5
1. "Can't Stop"
2. "Ready or Not"
3. "Heat of the Moment"
4. "My Only Woman"
5. "One Night"