After taking a considerable amount of time off, Freddie Jackson appeared poised to take over the spot he so rightfully held on the throne of urban adult contemporary radio during the '80s. However, the landscape and climate of urban radio changed and left Jackson having to adapt, which gives It's Your Move a bit of a hurried, uneven production style throughout. Jackson's voice is still the dominant focus, as smooth and assured as ever, even though it feels at odds with the slick and overly polished production sound. Nevertheless, fans pining for new Jackson material will be pleased in what they hear here, even if it isn't exactly his finest offering.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston