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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

CD review: Donell Jones

Artist: Donell Jones

Album: Lyrics

Label: eOne Music

Rating: 4

Donell Jones’ sixth album, Lyrics, seems a lot more sexualized than his classier albums from 1999-2002. However, he’s stayed true to his crooning songs concerning love lost, gained and wanted. In this album his voice is actually heard – his speaking voice. Rather deep compared to his singing voice, he has definitely endured quite a transformation.

His old flavor of coffeehouse blues “I loved and I lost” days have transcended to new yet familiar heights. Though the songs are repetitive in their modern sound, the old style of his best hits from 11 to 14 years ago is faint, but present. The issue is bringing it back.

Give these tracks a listen: “Your Place,” “Just A Little,” “Stripclub” featuring Yung Joc

For Fans of: Trey Songz, Ne Yo, Lyfe Jennings, Chris Brown

– Lea Murillo


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