In 1988, Stevie B's shooting star had yet to reach its apex, and right after the first and second smash hits of his career ("Party Your Body" and "Spring Love"), he released In My Eyes to a crowd not yet tired of his electro-stylized beats and swooning, pensive lyrics of forlorn love. Although In My Eyes is a predictable ride through Stevie's sonic palette, die-hard fans will likely be interested in the album given the presence of three more hits, the title track, "I Wanna Be the One" (Stevie's first single to crack the U.S. Top 40, in 1989), and "Love Me for Life" (which ultimately charted higher than "I Wanna Be the One"). However, his number one smash "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" was yet to appear, arriving on the long-player Love & Emotion in 1990 and hitting the top of the U.S. singles chart that year. Rather than seek out In My Eyes, casual listeners should jump ahead a few years and purchase any of the comprehensive best-of Stevie B compilations available on the market.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston