Marc Weingarten
May 09, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Body Kiss

type
Music
Current Status
In Season

We gave it a B+

Ron Isley is old enough to be your grandfather, but his taste for fine young things is by no means the pathetic last refuge of a dirty old man. On this latest offering from the bro band that won’t die (guitarist Ernie is the other extant Isley), Ron’s skills as a master of soul seduction are very much intact. Working with R. Kelly productions that never overheat beyond a slow grind, Ron pours out tender bedroom ballads and morning-after recriminations like Courvoisier: astringent and smooth.

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