Jill Scott - The Real Thing: Words And Sounds Vol. 3Hidden Beach Recordings
There's no denying that Jill Scott is one of the most significant artists to have emerged in the past decade but since her classic debut 'Who Is Jill Scott?' she has never quite captured the same sense of magic. That's not to say her subsequent releases haven't featured some great moments, they have and 'The Real Thing' is no different. 'Let It Be' and 'Only You' are strong cuts on a funky mid-tempo tip but my personal favourites here are the rich down-tempo arrangements of 'Insomnia' and 'My Love'. Well worth investigating for these tracks alone.
Andy Allen, 12/07