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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The Letter was the weakest and least successful of Avant's first six albums. None of his previous releases missed the Top Ten of Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart, but it fell short at number 19. In 2012, Avant bounced back by reuniting with Keke Wyatt, with whom he had scored a Top Five hit -- a cover of René & Angela's quiet storm masterpiece "My First Love" -- 12 years prior. The classy duet "You & I" peaked at 46, but it deserved a much higher position and makes for an attractive centerpiece on Face the Music. It's another set of sophisticated, adult-oriented R&B that occasionally veers into boilerplate belligerence "If you go home with me, I'm-a hit...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The Letter was the weakest and least successful of Avant's first six albums. None of his previous releases missed the Top Ten of Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart, but it fell short at number 19. In 2012, Avant bounced back by reuniting with Keke Wyatt, with whom he had scored a Top Five hit -- a cover of René & Angela's quiet storm masterpiece "My First Love" -- 12 years prior. The classy duet "You & I" peaked at 46, but it deserved a much higher position and makes for an attractive centerpiece on Face the Music. It's another set of sophisticated, adult-oriented R&B that occasionally veers into boilerplate belligerence "If you go home with me, I'm-a hit it," for instance without quite reaching "Break Ya Back" territory. Avant either wrote or co-wrote all of the songs and co-produced the majority of them with either Dre Hen or Kajun. Altogether, it's a pleasing, natural continuation, full of slow grooves that tend to be convincingly romantic. There are a couple changes of pace. On "Nobody's Business," Avant morphs into a soul shouter over a brassy neo-Motown stomp. "NO," near the album's end, is more of a pop power ballad than anything drawn from the legacies of Avant's longtime inspirations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2013
  • Label: Mo-B Entertainment
  • UPC: 852949004027
  • Catalog Number: 900402
  • Sales rank: 24,469

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Toast to Love (3:55)
  2. 2 80 in a 30 - J'Lyn (3:44)
  3. 3 You & I (3:54)
  4. 4 More (4:05)
  5. 5 Excited (4:03)
  6. 6 Don't Know How (4:17)
  7. 7 Nobody's Business (3:51)
  8. 8 Best Friend (4:04)
  9. 9 Like You (3:01)
  10. 10 When It's Over (4:06)
  11. 11 No (3:51)
  12. 12 Gratitude (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Avant Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Avant Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Jerry Woodard Executive Producer
Tim & Bob Composer, Producer
Kajun Producer, Vocal Producer
Kriss Johnson Composer, Executive Producer
Tabetha Plummer Executive Producer
Dre Hen Producer
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