Michael Cooper

Just What I Like

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Attempting to follow the success of his debut solo release, Michael Cooper kicked things off with a percussive title track, setting his sights on the club scene. This charged-up, moderately-paced single managed to slip into the Billboard Top 20 at Number 16, but in spite of its ranking it didn't attract the kind of attention anticipated. The two singles to follow, "Should Have Been You" and "My Baby's House" had better outings. The former is more inline with the style that Cooper is known for. With an urban vibe, humping bassline, and simplistic arrangement and production, Cooper's vocals rise to the surface. The single peaked at Number Eight (Billboard R&B). "My Baby's House" faired better, peaking at Number Seven after 17 weeks. Cooper delivers his trademark "owl," while detailing how life has not been good to him, yet in spite of it all, he finds comfort in his lady's arms. The final release from the album was the bouncy ballad "Over and Over." With its string introduction and radiant keyboard strokes, Cooper's burly tenor exudes his sincere desires in every lyric. Other notable tracks are the upbeat "The Best," and the slow, swinging "Because We Kissed." The latter is a slow-gliding mellow track, and the former is a popping-bass dance song.

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