Various Artists

Motown Love Songs: Motown Milestones

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Motown Love Songs: Motown Milestones emphasizes the label's romantic ballads and slow jams, and while tracks like the Miracles' "Ooo Baby Baby," the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" and the Temptations' "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" are all undisputed classics, over the course of its 18 cuts the collection grows thin, with too many of the songs subscribing to the same sonic formula (gossamer harmonies, lush strings and glacial rhythms). The track selection is also more than a little suspect -- any collection of Motown love songs on which the contributions of Michael Jackson outnumber those of Marvin Gaye by a two-to-one ratio really needs to go back to the drawing board.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:43
2 3:01
3 2:47
4 2:50
5 3:58
6 3:19
7 3:45
8 3:52
9 3:20
10 2:55
11 3:20
12 4:19
13 4:12
14 3:35
15
2:43
16 3:23
17 4:18
18 3:59
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