Brad Wete
May 04, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Stone Rollin'

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Raphael Saadiq

We gave it a B+

After his recent Grammy showing with Mick Jagger, R&B stalwart Saadiq has the cred to do as he pleases musically. Here he continues along the ’60s soul-inspired path that spawned 2008’s The Way I See It, pairing it with elements of blithe Stonesish rock. Horns soar as he charms on ”Movin’ Down the Line,” and a bluesy harmonica wails next to a funky guitar riff throughout the lady-lauding title track. Stone Rollin’ is old school for sure, spun fresh. B+

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