Ginuwine

A Man's Thoughts

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Ginuwine's first album in three and a half years (the 2007 release I Apologize was unauthorized), A Man's Thoughts is his first release away from the Epic family, and it's pretty much business as usual. It's a decent set of modern R&B, dominated by seductive slow jams, that stimulates a little more often than it fades into the background. It does take a serious tone on a handful of songs dealing in a wider range of relationship issues than lust, heartache, and devotion; "Show Me the Way," with an anthem-like chorus, is a guard-dropped plea for direction, while on "Last Chance," the singer has never sounded more desperate as he attempts to rescue a relationship. On the lighter side, Ginuwine reconnects with Timbaland on "Get Involved," but it's a missed opportunity, an overstuffed wreck of a club track where the producer and Missy Elliott all but completely wipe him out of the picture.

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