"My mind's telling me no--but my body's telling me yes!" So says R. Kelly, neatly summing up the thrust of this sexy compilation of boudoir soul. The aptly titled BODY & SOUL includes contributions from artists as diverse as Babyface, multitalented model-about-town Tyrese, and the late Aaliyah. The latter's "At Your Best (You Are Love)" is perhaps the most poignant track here, conjuring memories of another singer prematurely deceased--Minnie Riperton--at her best. Freddie Jackson's soulful "Do Me Again" is pretty self explanatory, but the big surprise here is a 14-year-old Tevin Campbell inviting comparisons with Michael Jackson with a surprisingly mature take on love in "Tell Me What You Want Me to Do." BODY AND SOUL is an appropriately sophisticated collection that will satisfy both lovers of sultry down-tempo R&B and lovers everywhere.
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