Simple, good, old-fashioned, horse-sensed, musical R&B structure plus foreplay-oriented lyrics, sweet, beautiful melodies and Geno Williams’ laid-back, trademark vocals are what this album is all about. Satisfaction guaranteed by R&B songs like So Good and Remember Falling in Love or the Hiphop influenced I Want You , Go AHead and Go Ahead (Pt.2), which are great choices for chill-downs. Also plain yet sweet and beautiful are the keyboard sounds in the album. What about the rest?
I was very excited about listening to this last offering by Club 803, entitled “Cloud 9”, after reviewing their 2009 “The Addiction” album. That album had authentic ‘soul’ feel and a groundbreaking attitude that gave it a special sonic aura not to be found in modern R&B orientated releases. You may find better sung or better produced neo-soul albums than “The Addiction”, but you will be hard pressed to find as much creative spark contained within beats and vocal deliveries than the aforementioned album. This all led to one thing obviously. Club 803 created a ground-breaking precedent and elevated my expectations to an extremely high level with each passing moment.
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