Few soul singers portray love’s vicissitudes as realistically as Hamilton: ”Let’s catch a movie, then dinner/Tonight’s the night we’ll just unwind,” he suggests on the beautifully understated ”Best of Me.” Back to Love is as solid as any of his previous six albums, but its high points are the three tunes co-produced by Babyface, including the slow-burning ”Pray for Me” and ”Mad,” a funky juke-joint jam about owning one’s emotions. A-
SOUL MAN Hamilton's seventh set shines with Babyface-produced slow jams (Adrian Sidney)
Genre: R&B; Lead Performer: Anthony Hamilton; Music Label: RCA
Posted December 7 2011 — 12:00 AM EST
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