Brown Sugar (Music - D'Angelo) Love — both sugary sweet and delightfully nasty — is what D'Angelo's debut, Brown Sugar serves up. Few new jacks can elevate a tacky refrain… Brown Sugar (Music - D'Angelo) Love — both sugary sweet and delightfully nasty — is what D'Angelo's debut, Brown Sugar serves up. Few new jacks can elevate a tacky refrain… D'Angelo R&B
Music Review

Brown Sugar (1995)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Lead Performance: D'Angelo; Genre: R&B

Love — both sugary sweet and delightfully nasty — is what D'Angelo's debut, Brown Sugar serves up. Few new jacks can elevate a tacky refrain like ''jonz in my bonz'' to tantalizing [Prince] influenced soul. Husky bedroom oohs and ahhs segue effortlessly into airy, retro-styled ballads, suggesting late nights and dimmed lights. A

Originally posted Jun 30, 1995 Published in issue #281-282 Jun 30, 1995 Order article reprints