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daryloneal
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"ummm.. this Jodeci album kinda goes."


  

          

We all know their voices have seen better days, but I'll be damned if DeVante ain't get his thang off on the production.

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On first few listens it does. I can't tell if nostalgia is fkin with me ...
Apr 02nd 2015
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Nostalgia definitely plays a big part...
Apr 02nd 2015
2
lol this is where im at
Apr 02nd 2015
10
KINDA NIGGA? FUCK THAT. JODECI BACK.
Apr 02nd 2015
3
lol
Apr 02nd 2015
8
checkin for you and stress releaver are dope
Apr 02nd 2015
4
"Those Things" made be a believer.
Apr 02nd 2015
5
      Those Things brought me back to my age 15 bedroom, sitting at my
Apr 02nd 2015
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           100%. DeVante's production makes up for what their vocals lack.
Apr 02nd 2015
11
                the only part that makes me cringe is when JoJo sings " I wanna put
Apr 02nd 2015
15
                     Yo! We're >< here!!
Apr 03rd 2015
17
someone needs to dust off the Jodeci Boots alias
Apr 02nd 2015
6
lol yesss
Apr 03rd 2015
19
"I'm Still Waiting" on a Dalvin remix to drop of any song....
Apr 02nd 2015
9
his Freek'n You and Feenin remixes were everything
Apr 02nd 2015
13
      Lets not forget his Sista "Brand Nu" (ferrarri mix)..it totally
Apr 02nd 2015
14
Nobody Wins knocks too.
Apr 02nd 2015
12
Good album that is sequenced and marketed ALL wrong.
Apr 02nd 2015
16
I agree with most of what you're saying, but Every Moment is..
Apr 03rd 2015
18
      Oh, say word...
Apr 03rd 2015
20
I agree... I think it still needed some fine tuning
Apr 03rd 2015
21

FLUIDJ
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Thu Apr-02-15 02:22 PM

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1. "On first few listens it does. I can't tell if nostalgia is fkin with me ..."
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If it's still getting spins from me in two weeks i'll know it's bonafide...


"Seasons may come and your luck just may run out, and all that you'll have is some memories..."

  

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daryloneal
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Thu Apr-02-15 02:27 PM

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2. "Nostalgia definitely plays a big part..."
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I needed something new to listen to and this is working for the moment.

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10. "lol this is where im at"
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Brotha Sun
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Thu Apr-02-15 02:39 PM

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3. "KINDA NIGGA? FUCK THAT. JODECI BACK."
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"They used to call me Baby Luke....but now? The whole damn 2 Liiiive Crew."

  

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DavidHasselhoff
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8. "lol"
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Kim Jong Trill
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Thu Apr-02-15 02:41 PM

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4. "checkin for you and stress releaver are dope"
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Fuck your fort!

  

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daryloneal
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5. ""Those Things" made be a believer."
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Fishgrease
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7. "Those Things brought me back to my age 15 bedroom, sitting at my"
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Thu Apr-02-15 03:21 PM by Fishgrease

  

          

desk writing love notes to hand to this girl named Torri the next day at school.

DeVante is everything Jodeci.
We've seen K-Ci and Jojo solo stuff--- no one overly impressed. We've seen a solo joint with Dalvin. But this album proved that Devante is the head of this R&B Voltron

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daryloneal
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11. "100%. DeVante's production makes up for what their vocals lack."
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15. "the only part that makes me cringe is when JoJo sings " I wanna put"
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my tongue in yo mouf"

Im like Timbo or anyone else couldnt be like "nah bruh" we need to edit that out.

no one wants 2015 JoJo doing anything to them w/ that mouf

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daryloneal
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17. "Yo! We're >< here!!"
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DavidHasselhoff
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6. "someone needs to dust off the Jodeci Boots alias"
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queenie
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19. "lol yesss"
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It's plenty of money to be made
from Candler Road to Bankhead
It's plenty of room to get paid
for those that ain't scared

  

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Fishgrease
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9. ""I'm Still Waiting" on a Dalvin remix to drop of any song...."
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see what i did there with the I'm still waiting?....


but folks forgot how good Dalv is with the remixes.

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13. "his Freek'n You and Feenin remixes were everything"
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DeVante sets em up and Dalvin knocks em down



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14. "Lets not forget his Sista "Brand Nu" (ferrarri mix)..it totally "
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made Devante and Timbos version seem very basic...

Hell Dalvins Get on Up remix knocked as well..

But remember when you first heard that Freek'n U remix though and how insane that was?

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daryloneal
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12. "Nobody Wins knocks too."
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16. "Good album that is sequenced and marketed ALL wrong."
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Thu Apr-02-15 10:33 PM by Boogie Stimuli

          

'Scuse me SHAstayhigh while I get on my A&R shit for a minute...

Why haven't these negroes figured out BALLADS/downtempo songs are their bread and butter?

Yall didn't make the best uptempo/party tracks in your heyday (remember side B of 'their debut?),
so yall definitely ain't gonna make the best uptempo tracks in the turnup era. These
are the kinds of things that maturity in the game are supposed to fix. Know your strengths.
In the scheme of the album, this is a small complaint, but big because it *opens* with
this grave mistake.

Like I say in the review below:
"they have a MUCH MUCH better shot at hitting in 2015 with a ballad than they do
with trying to sound "hip". Take notes from John Legend's recent success!
Even Lionel Richie once said the ballad would never go outta style. Listen to the old man."

With that said...
That 1st AND 2nd tracks need to either be eliminated or thrown on the tail end of the album.
As a matter of fact, just cut them both for the sake of having less filler on the album.


The album would then begin with one of the better songs on it, "Checkin For You"...
which is a ballad (surprise!)
That's when I said "THIS is what Jodeci is good at". Classic Jodeci chorus and everything.


"Those Things" is a nice pander to the nostalgia-lovers while doing a good job sounding "current".
Good job meeting everybody in the middle. Song is decent... not great, not bad... playable.


"Every Moment"... again, THIS is what Jodeci is good at. I can hear some things in
there that actually could have made the song better that they probably wouldn't have
let slide in the 90s, but it's a really good Jodeci song. DO MORE OF THIS.


"Nobody Wins" is an ok track, but I don't know why it was the single. In 2015, if they're
trying to do numbers, "Jennifer" probably should have been the single. If they don't
care about numbers, they shoulda gone with "Checkin For You" or "Incredible". At any
rate, song is decent and decent as a single if they wanted to make a social statement.
Also I understand having BOB on it for the possibility of reaching new fans, but I
find him unnecessary, personally, and would eliminate this version and just end
the album with the version without him.
Overall, I have the same feelings on the song I have for "These Things". Playable.


"Incredible" is a good ass song. Even the beat is dope (really dope). Nice, laid back
chill joint to slow dance or just vibe to. I fux with this one.


"Jennifer" .... yo. See this is why I say these Brothers need to understand how good
they are at ballads. It's like they can pump out a classic one in their sleep,
AND they have a MUCH MUCH better shot at hitting in 2015 with a ballad than they do
with trying to sound "hip". Take notes from John Legend's recent success!
Even Lionel Richie once said the ballad would never go outta style. Listen to the old man.
If they don't give a shit about that crossover money tho, I can respect that, but as
long as you're writing songs like this, you might as well GET IT.


"Body Parts", ..., aside from the 1st two songs, this is the only other one I think is trash.
It doesn't sound terrible, but the chorus (and title) are just silly sounding, and isn't
the best display of writing. Beat is actually pretty decent, but foh with this song, lol.


"Stress Reliever" is some more classic Jodeci. It's got that Jodeci feel you'd get from
the "Diary of a Mad Band" album. Good stuff here. All around good Jodeci music.


Overall, this is great Jodeci return. Only real changes I'd make would be eliminating
the 1st song, 2nd song (both versions), and the version of "Nobody Wins" with BOB
on it.
From my A&R perspective (sorry SHAstayhigh), "Jennifer" would currently be on
youtube with a touching video racking up millions of views. While "Checkin For You"
was also there to give cats like me (and most of us) a reason to check the album out.



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18. "I agree with most of what you're saying, but Every Moment is.."
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the lead single not Nobody Wins.

I do agree they should probably do a video for Jennifer, where there's a sentimental story line, and to be honest they would only need to appear in it as narrators (not as the stars)

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20. "Oh, say word..."
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Fri Apr-03-15 11:05 AM by Boogie Stimuli

          

Didn't even know they had a single other than "Nobody Wins".
Just looked up the "Every Moment" vid, and it's a nice video. Decent choice for a single.
I most likely would've checked for the album before I saw a post on it if I'd heard that...
or hell just something other than "Nobody Wins".

The idea of them not starring in the "Jennifer" video was exactly the treatment I was
thinking of as well. That would kill.


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21. "I agree... I think it still needed some fine tuning"
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Fri Apr-03-15 12:43 PM by Dr Claw

  

          

but I am glad DeVante is back, and that he's working with Timbo again.

"Those Things", "Incredible" and "Every Moment" are great.

Some of the production reminded me of Timbo's work on MJ's Xscape album (and I really liked the songs he did)

  

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