Narrow my search
R&B/Soul - Released October 9, 2007 | J Records
R&B - Released January 1, 2007 | Concord Records, Inc.
Soul - Released November 6, 2015 | Shanachie
R&B - Released January 1, 2009 | Concord Records, Inc.
Pop - Released October 25, 2005 | J Records
Angie Stone came to prominence at a time when neo-soul divas were exploding faster than pop rocks. With the chart onslaught of Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, and Macy Gray, it was easy for Stone to get lost in the undertow of media hype surrounding the movement. But quietly and evenhandedly she amassed a three-record set of smooth neo-soul and contemporary R&B numbers that rival and sometimes best the output of her contemporaries. So it seems premature in a five-year career to have a best-of compilation out, but these 15 selections (featuring a couple newly minted tunes mixed in for good measure and buyer incentive) add up to a most satisfying listening experience. With her vocal delivery, Stone belts tunes out better than most (save for Scott, but comparing vocal stylings between the two is comparing apples and oranges), and covers some of soul music's more obscure classics, making them her own with reverence and ease. And it seems that with each new release she becomes more focused and distinct from her contemporaries, and as a result turns out one of the better greatest-hits compilations from this era. It'll be interesting to see the direction Angie Stone travels next. ~ Rob Theakston
R&B - Released July 5, 2004 | J Records
R&B - Released September 25, 2012 | Saguaro Road Rhythm
News feed Prev. Next
yesterday Qobuz | Rustin Man: A DreamerThu Qobuz | Ralph Alessi and his Imaginary FriendsTue Qobuz | Gloomy Boogie
Sun Qobuz | Beirut: A Stroll Down the Italian CoastSat Qobuz | Brown's "Romantic Funk"Fri Qobuz | A Tropical Tale
Thu Qobuz | Balthazar: Breaking the TrendWed Qobuz | A Bit of This, a Bit of ThatMon Qobuz | Qobuz is Integrated into Roon!
Fri Qobuz | Future's Crystal Ball CreationThu Qobuz | Swervedriver RevivalWed Qobuz | Blurred Boundaries