This is Tank's third outing and its such a good effort.
His second album was blah for me and his debut effort was just okay helped along by the amazing song and video - Maybe i Deserve.
This is a grown up cd for us adults. It is unapologetically an R&B cd. And it isnt pretending to be a pop cd nor are there songs on this album that will be cross over hits. Its just songs about the title of this album - Sex, Love and Pain.
I know that Tank is a pretty good songwriter especially since he has penned songs for the likes of the late Aaliyah, Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, Omarion and co but his vocal abilities i thought were just okay. I was wrong. He has a fabulous voice reminiscent of Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson.
There are 12 songs on this cd and a few of the stand out tracks for me are:
- Please Don't Go - a song about yearning and his delivery just hits the spot
- I Hate You - this uptempo number is actually bitterness personified but its a little hard to dwell on that since it so damn catchy
- I'm Coming Home - is simply a beautiful song
- Heartbreaker - this is the reason why i bought this album. Its just such an R&B track that had me thinking of the good old days of Boyz II Men, Keith Sweat etc
- My Body - you would think that with a title like this, this would be a sexual song but its actually sweet. "My body is now your body". Its the ultimate in giving yourself over completely to another person.
I think that Tank could have done better especially since there are so many other artists trying to play in this same genre but i dont think its a bad attempt compared to the debacle that was his second album. He also produces most of the tracks on this cd. Interestingly, the only song i dont like on this album is produced by Timbaland and is the last track on the cd called I Love Them Girlz....
I score this a 7 out of 10