Classic-styled soul from Musiq Soulchild
– his debut set for Def Soul, and the start of a great run of mellow grooves! As you might guess from the compressed wording of the title, the tunes here have a great set of flow – a laidback, kicked-back sort of sound that's not nearly as full-on or swaggering as other male soul of the time. Musiq
's even more relaxed than D'Angelo here – and the tunes are awash in warm keyboard lines and mellow bubbling beats – all with plenty of room for Musiq
to stretch out in some sweeeeeet vocal lines. Titles include "Speechless", "You & Me", "Just Friends (Sunny)", "Girl Next Door", "Mary Go Round", "Love", "Poparatzi", and "You Be Alright". 2CD version features a bonus disc with 7 more tracks that include "Just Friends (Masters At Work 12" mix)", "Just Friends (beat box mix)", "Just Friends (E-Smoove's soul revival)", "Love (inst)", "Aimewitue", and "The Ingredients Of Love", a duet with Angie Stone.