Moving On Oleta Adams has pipes and a supple, gospel-fueled way with a song. On her third album Moving On , much of the pop-softened R&B is… Moving On Oleta Adams has pipes and a supple, gospel-fueled way with a song. On her third album Moving On , much of the pop-softened R&B is… Oleta Adams R&B
Music Review

Moving On

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Oleta Adams; Genre: R&B

Oleta Adams has pipes and a supple, gospel-fueled way with a song. On her third album Moving On, much of the pop-softened R&B is cleanly produced and blandly inoffensive — except for Lowell George's ''Long Distance Love,'' a blast of tough beauty that is the album's pinnacle. To her credit, Adams makes the music sing, even when a middlebrow aesthetic threatens to sink soulful intentions. B

Originally posted Nov 10, 1995 Published in issue #300 Nov 10, 1995 Order article reprints
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