For Pleasure Omar braids subtle sambas, rare grooves, and funk rhythms with jazz harmonies that recall mid-'70s Stevie Wonder on For Pleasure . The guest rappers aren't… For Pleasure Omar braids subtle sambas, rare grooves, and funk rhythms with jazz harmonies that recall mid-'70s Stevie Wonder on For Pleasure . The guest rappers aren't… Omar R&B
Music Review

For Pleasure (1995)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Omar; Genre: R&B

Omar braids subtle sambas, rare grooves, and funk rhythms with jazz harmonies that recall mid-'70s Stevie Wonder on For Pleasure. The guest rappers aren't worthy, but Omar's lyrics are: sophisticated reflections on London's social woes. It's a complex yet danceable sound, heads above the bump and grind of contemporary R&B. B+

Originally posted Jun 09, 1995 Published in issue #278 Jun 09, 1995 Order article reprints