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Write Me Back

Write Me BackWhen you're the freakiest cat in R&B, sometimes the most shocking thing to do is play it straight: 2010's Love Letter set aside Kelly's fantasies...Write Me BackR&BWhen you're the freakiest cat in R&B, sometimes the most shocking thing to do is play it straight: 2010's Love Letter set aside Kelly's fantasies...2012-06-27
NIGHTCLUB JAMS R. Kelly gets his groove back in this throwback album that melds funk and disco sounds

NIGHTCLUB JAMS R. Kelly gets his groove back in this throwback album that melds funk and disco sounds (RCA Music Group)

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Write Me Back

Genre: R&B; Lead Performer: R. Kelly; Music Label: RCA

When you’re the freakiest cat in R&B, sometimes the most shocking thing to do is play it straight: 2010’s Love Letter set aside Kelly’s fantasies about voyeur-istic midgets in favor of stately Sam Cooke-inspired jams. Write Me Back keeps the throwbacks coming, ensconcing his creamy croon in dramatic ’70s-nightclub strings and funky bedspread disco. His raison d’être is still Patrón-and-incense hedonism, but Kelly’s party-host earnestness is far more infectious than his three-way scenarios ever were. A-

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