Jeremih

All About You

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Like his self-titled debut, which coasted to the Top Ten of the Billboard 200, Jeremih’s All About You is produced by partner Mick Schultz. Schultz’s beats on Jeremih amalgamated the styles of numerous contemporaries, and there is not much advancement on the follow-up, while the opening “All About You” is pretty close to a direct swipe of the-Dream's “Shawty Is a 10.” Jeremih often sounds drowsy, detached, and slumped in his VIP club booth, instead of on the prowl. Nothing approaches the bounding swagger of the debut’s “Break Up to Make Up,” and “Wanna Get Up,” the most overt dancefloor track, lacks the appeal of “Runway” and is ultimately forgettable. Worst of all is “Holding On,” an earnest, vaguely inspirational ballad song not built for Jeremih’s voice, which is best suited for lecherous material. The highlights, unsurprisingly, are the ballads for the bedroom, though some of the lyrics -- like “That’s right, we go from six to nine o’clock” -- might result in groans of an undesirable sort.

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