Pleasures U Like

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
In a musical climate where TRL superstars such as Britney, the Backstreet Boys, and 'N Sync have ruled the charts with a decaffeinated version of R&B, Jon B. is a proud exception. Yes, he has boy-band good looks, but there's nothing teeny-pop about this Babyface protégé's music. His third disc, Pleasures U Like, stays true to the neo-soul roots the smooth tenor planted with his previous discs, Bonafide and Cool Relax. This time, however, instead of making his mainstays lush ballads such as "Someone to Love" and "They Don't Know," B. kicks his new jack soul up a notch with a hip-hop twist. And cameos from rapper Nas on the groovy, D'Angelo-esque "The Finer ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
In a musical climate where TRL superstars such as Britney, the Backstreet Boys, and 'N Sync have ruled the charts with a decaffeinated version of R&B, Jon B. is a proud exception. Yes, he has boy-band good looks, but there's nothing teeny-pop about this Babyface protégé's music. His third disc, Pleasures U Like, stays true to the neo-soul roots the smooth tenor planted with his previous discs, Bonafide and Cool Relax. This time, however, instead of making his mainstays lush ballads such as "Someone to Love" and "They Don't Know," B. kicks his new jack soul up a notch with a hip-hop twist. And cameos from rapper Nas on the groovy, D'Angelo-esque "The Finer Things" and hip-hop soul diva Faith Evans on the seductive duet "Sof'N Sweet" add to Jon B.'s street credibility, strengthening his standing as one of contemporary R&B's freshest faces and voices.
All Music Guide - Ed Hogan
Pleasures U Like is Jon B.'s most consistent album to date. A cool, nighttime dance club vibe flows through the album. Not every song is a dance track; there are also a number of appealing ballads. The catchy mid-tempo "Don't Talk" glides along like Donell Jones' "'U Know What's Up." The chugging "Sof'n Sweet" says "Don't just stand there/Break it down." The bass-heavy ballad "Overjoyed" is a duet between the singer and Faith Evans. Babyface co-wrote the languid, muted-trumpet-sprinkled "Lonely Girl." Other highlights are the acoustic guitar-laced "Tell Me," as well as the deliciously languid slow jams "Calling on You" and "Inside."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974829423
  • Catalog Number: 748294
  • Sales rank: 58,648

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Interlude (1:11)
  2. 2 Finer Things (5:01)
  3. 3 Vibezelect Cafe (Interlude) (0:20)
  4. 4 Don't Talk (4:44)
  5. 5 Sof'n Sweet (5:03)
  6. 6 Overjoyed - Faith Evans (5:36)
  7. 7 Boy Is Not a Man (4:21)
  8. 8 Lonely Girl (4:28)
  9. 9 Cocoa Brown (3:57)
  10. 10 What up Boogotti? (Interlude) (0:14)
  11. 11 All I Want Is You - Cuban Link (5:12)
  12. 12 Been Played (Interlude) (0:53)
  13. 13 Layaway (4:49)
  14. 14 Pleasures U Like (3:49)
  15. 15 Now That I'm With You (4:17)
  16. 16 My Seed With You (Interlude) (0:24)
  17. 17 Tell Me (4:56)
  18. 18 Calling on You (4:40)
  19. 19 Inside (4:57)
  20. 20 Do It All Again (4:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jon B. Primary Artist, Keyboards, Recorder, Vocals, Background Vocals
Babyface Keyboards, Background Vocals
Conley Abrams Recorder
Earl Cohen Recorder
Nathan East Bass
Tim Kelley Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Recorder
Tim Kobza Guitar
Bob Robinson Guitar, Piano, fender rhodes
Chris Shepard Recorder
Joshua Thompson Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Faith Evans Background Vocals
Silky Background Vocals
Paul Boutin Recorder
Eric Jackson Guitar
Shawn Rivera Background Vocals
David Kopp Keyboards
Cuban Link Track Performer
Tommy Brown Keyboards
Technical Credits
Babyface Producer, drum programming
Conley Abrams Engineer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Joshua Thompson Producer, Vocal Producer
Jon B. Composer, Programming, Producer, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
Michael McQuarn Executive Producer
David Kopp Programming
Tracey E. Edmonds Executive Producer
Dylan Dresdow Pro-Tools
M.A.K. Engineer
Tommy Brown Programming
Nasty Nas Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I JUST LOVE THIS ALBUM

    Jon B has always been great, but this album just shows off his talents. The opening interlude, nicely leads you on to Finer Things; which is one of the best mellow R&B songs I have ever heard. I love his voice; This is an R&B album that you should buy.... if u appreciate good music!!

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