Monica's S.O.U.L. compilation is closer to a sampler than a succinct set of major hits. There are album cuts, but no singles, taken from the singer's first album -- deep cut "Tell Me If You Still Care," an S.O.S. Band cover, is here, but "Don't Take It Personal," "Before You Walk Out of My Life," and "Like This and Like That" are absent. The number one Hot 100 singles "Angel of Mine" and "The First Night" are included, but the Top Ten hit "So Gone" is not. As of June 2013, when this disc was released, Monica still lacked a proper anthology. This certainly does not qualify.
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman