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More Soulful Ballads

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More Soulful Ballads is a 12-song collection of late-night contemporary soul that aims to be a vital part of a romantic evening. The tracks are all in the laid-back groove whether they are supersmooth like Will Downing's "I Go Crazy," supersweet like Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love to You," or kind of creepy like Guy's "Let's Chill." The only song that breaks the mood is the one that opens the disc: James Brown's "This Is a Man's Man's Man's World." Great song, to be sure, but what on earth is it doing here? Apart from that this is a decent '90s-era nocturnal soul collection.

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