Raymond Jones

Acts of Love

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Although Raymond Jones is famous for his compositional skills, he also makes albums like Acts of Love for his most personal material. Filled with the sort of lite R&B that populates adult contemporary radio stations, Acts of Love is filled with harmless, good natured soul that lacks substance but manages to deliver decent performances out of the guest singers. Jones delivers some very fluffy material here, and that may be a worry considering his statement on the inside cover about how personal this material was to him. He obviously put a lot of effort into these tracks, and there is something admirable about his shameless love of this sort of pop. But this is a relatively unappealing album to the average listener, and might only appeal to those who enjoy their music soft, mildly romantic, and fairly shallow. That may sound vague, but so does Jones.

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