Javier's Left of Center is a GREAT CD!
Kyrri | Orlando, FL | 07/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think Javier's Left of Center album is excellent. It's not usual that I like all the songs on a CD, but I must say this is one of the few in my collection I can pop in the CD player and not worry about having to skip tracks.
He has well made mellow beats that are very smooth and relaxing. His first album is equally as good; I would recommend both of them. 5 stars for Javier all the way!
A Wonderful Find
Keeper | Earth, Universe | 07/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Found out about Javier through Listmania. First to what people would want to know first. Yes, this brother has some pipes on him. He sangs with great range. On some songs he sometimes sound like Lil G of Silk. Lyrics: These are some of the most well-written songs I have heard in a long time. Nothing is trite or corning, or just said to fill in space. Style: R and B, up-tempo Latin, old school. It is that old school 70's sound that Musiq recreates on his songs. "The Answer is Yes" is a wonderfully touching song in which Javier is allaying the fears of his girlfriend by asking all of those questions about weather he will always be there with a resounding YES that backed up by, what sounds like, a gospel choir. Really, this CD has a sampler of many things that a true r and b lover wants. It is one of those truly rare discs where every song is a keeper. Buy it and pass on the word about this talented brother!"
One of the most underrated R&B artists in the game
Anthony Rupert | Milwaukee, WI | 09/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The reason why I started paying attention to Javier a few years ago is because he had a really catchy song out called "Crazy". So I picked up his self-titled album and highly enjoyed it, but apparently I was one of the only people that bought it. I didn't even know he HAD a second album, but I came across Left of Center one day, and I find myself enjoying IT as well.
The album starts off on the right track with the funky "You're the One". After that you'll be introduced to other noteworthy selections, like "Ways I'm Feeling U", "Poetry" and the Anthony Hamilton duet, "Count on Me". And while some people might think "Lovin' U" is a little too simple, it suits ME just fine. Also, for those pondering the quality of the material, "The Answer Is Yes" is aptly titled.
Even though "Dance for Me" (and its reggaeton remix) are blatant attempts to get onto 106 & Park, the rest of the album is prize material. But I wonder what version of the album I have because I don't have "Can I Talk to You" on here. Oh, well; Javier's self-titled album is a tad better, but Left of Center is definitely worth the purchase.