The One Where this generic R&B crooner won over middle-school shorties with 2003's breakup hit "Don't Wanna Try," the marginal growth of his sophomore album — The… 2005-03-22 Frankie J R&B
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The One (2005)

Details Release Date: Mar 22, 2005; Lead Performance: Frankie J; Genre: R&B

Where this generic R&B crooner won over middle-school shorties with 2003's breakup hit ''Don't Wanna Try,'' the marginal growth of his sophomore album — The One — shows he's now shooting for 10th-graders. And writing like 'em, too. On ''How to Deal,'' Frankie's blatant rip-off of Usher's ''Burn,'' he reveals painfully shallow skills: ''Ho's come along with luxury. . .this is the life that I was given.'' Dude, you're 26. Get your songwriting GED already.

Originally posted Apr 11, 2005 Published in issue #815 Apr 15, 2005 Order article reprints
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