Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Morning Cup of Soul - Ruben Studdard - Just Because

Last night I was prepared to finally listen to Ruben Studdard’s latest release (last year) “Love Is”. I’ve listened to a couple of songs but not to the entire album. I soon found out why it was no big deal that I didn’t review this album sooner. It’s the most lackluster R&B album I’ve heard in a long time.

“Just Because” is however a gem! It’s soulful and everything that he was on American Idol. It’s too bad that he’s marketed as Luther Vandross but is constantly given Will Downing boring material. I always thought he should be singing more Neo Soul type material. “Just Because” gives you a little of that flavor and it is one of the few standouts off the album. I recommend you download this off of Amazon or Itunes. (Don’t bootleg it because that’s not how you support good music).

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