The Light of the Sun (2011) The street-wise Philly soulstress has spent more time lately on acting than on music. (She traveled to Botswana to play the lead on HBO's The… 2011-06-21 Jill Scott R&B Warner Bros.
Music Review

The Light of the Sun (2011)

Jill Scott | JILL OF ALL TRADES Scott both acts and sings
JILL OF ALL TRADES Scott both acts and sings
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 21, 2011; Lead Performance: Jill Scott; Genre: R&B; Production: Warner Bros.

The street-wise Philly 
 soulstress has spent more time lately on acting than on music. (She 
 traveled to Botswana to play the lead on HBO's The No. 1 
 Ladies' Detective Agency.) Here, though, she returns to R&B like she never left: With its earnest introspection and earthy 
 textures — not to mention guest spots by Eve and Anthony Hamilton — The Light of the Sun has a distinctly early-aughties vibe, recalling an era when tempos were slower and voices less Auto-Tuney. It's a welcome flashback. B+

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Originally posted Jun 15, 2011 Published in issue #1160 Jun 24, 2011 Order article reprints