Very soulful album!
Preston | nc | 09/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I still think that Miki Howard's self titled '89 album is her best. She is that good on the funky Ain't Nuttin' In the World, which had me blasting its heavy hitting beats back in the fall of 1989! I thought that Gerald Levert produced that, since his group Levert had similar songs like that one, but it was Nettlesby and Coffey that made that fine record. Another favorite is the taking control song, Love Under New Management. Miki's finest vocal performance to date. If You Still Love Me, Just the Way..., Love Me All Over, Until You Come Back To Me and others are some other superb songs. This is still a fabulous album to this day, full of soul, grace and talent from Miki!"
A Must For Every CD Collection
Preston | 09/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can I say, I love this album! The sound is real, earthy; it sways and undulates...and playfully seduces you. You can hear her passion and zest for life in every song she sings. In them she longingly pursues honest, open, pure love. All of the songs on this album are timeless. It is indeed a good listen, and worthy of your collection."
One of the BEST soul CDs of the 80s - WHY is this now OOP?!
G. Mitchell | Los Angeles, CA United States | 08/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love MIKI, and have all her CDs, but I feel THIS self-titled effort is her most consistent album to date. In fact, the first FIVE tracks here, peaking with the lung-busting LOVE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT are peerless, as Miki glides from stunning quiet storm soul ballads to uptempo funky jams, it's ALL MIKI, no filler. While the end of the CD peters out a bit, it's still one of the most satisfying soul albums in my collection - one that, unlike many other albums, I keep returning to again and again. Sadly, I don't think Miki ever topped this creative peak - her subsequent albums (FEMME FATALE, MIKI SINGS BILLIE, CAN'T COUNT ME, etc.) all have moments, but none are appealing as this CD."