Back to Love (2011) 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… 2011-12-13 Anthony Hamilton R&B RCA
Music Review

Back to Love (2011)

Anthony Hamilton | SOUL MAN Hamilton's seventh set shines with Babyface-produced slow jams
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SOUL MAN Hamilton's seventh set shines with Babyface-produced slow jams
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Dec 13, 2011; Lead Performance: Anthony Hamilton; Genre: R&B; Production: RCA

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-

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Originally posted Dec 07, 2011 Published in issue #1185 Dec 16, 2011 Order article reprints