Some Kinda...

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Subject went over well with R&B lovers who prefer the legacies of fully clothed '70s soul singers over, say, bare-chested Usherites. It didn't do nearly as well commercially as it deserved, peaking somewhere in the hundreds of the Billboard 200 chart and spawning only a pair of singles that didn't even skip far up the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. That hasn't affected Dwele in the least, thankfully, as Some Kinda... contains no stabs at crossing over, not a single shot at appealing to a younger audience that relates more to raging hormones and rampant hedonism. This is an album with a guest appearance from Boney James, a white saxophone player with a fan base heavy on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Subject went over well with R&B lovers who prefer the legacies of fully clothed '70s soul singers over, say, bare-chested Usherites. It didn't do nearly as well commercially as it deserved, peaking somewhere in the hundreds of the Billboard 200 chart and spawning only a pair of singles that didn't even skip far up the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. That hasn't affected Dwele in the least, thankfully, as Some Kinda... contains no stabs at crossing over, not a single shot at appealing to a younger audience that relates more to raging hormones and rampant hedonism. This is an album with a guest appearance from Boney James, a white saxophone player with a fan base heavy on 40-something black women, rather than a Juelz Santana or even a Kanye West. Some Kinda... is a little less commercial, more relaxed, and more spacious than the debut, though not short on attractive and addictive songs. Like Tweet's It's Me Again, released earlier in the year, the album has lengthy patches of slow and mid-tempo material, but they rarely risk slipping into the background. At nearly an hour in length, the album would be tighter and more immediate with some trimming, but Dwele's chops as a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer are always in effect. He also smartly stitches the songs together with a series of thematic interludes/skits that don't annoy, just so the album doesn't come off like a bunch of songs haphazardly splashed onto a disc. Crews like Sa-Ra and Platinum Pied Pipers might be taking R&B into often-thrilling levels of doped-out abstraction, and fellow do-it-all studio rat Raphael Saadiq might be waving the flag for "tasteful soul" despite also operating on the fringes, but Dwele is the ideal middle ground between the two camps, matching swirling, buttery productions with often-masterful songwriting. Even Mike City's work on "I Think I Love You," the song closest to resembling a conscious bid for chart action, fails to one-up the all-Dwele songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724357141024
  • Catalog Number: 71410
  • Sales rank: 55,754

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Continued/Holla (5:10)
  2. 2 A Pimp's Dream (4:34)
  3. 3 Know Your Name (4:17)
  4. 4 My Lova/Movement (6:25)
  5. 5 Flapjacks (3:36)
  6. 6 Caught Up (1:13)
  7. 7 Weekend Love (3:44)
  8. 8 Lay It Down (4:41)
  9. 9 I Think I Love U (3:41)
  10. 10 Continuation (0:43)
  11. 11 Keep On (3:37)
  12. 12 Some Kinda Prelude (...and So It Is) - Poppa Yo (1:09)
  13. 13 Some Kinda (5:14)
  14. 14 Wake the Baby (3:57)
  15. 15 Old Lovas (7:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dwele Primary Artist
Andre Frappier Guitar
Shumetris Halford Vocals
Poppa Yo Vocals
Technical Credits
Boney James Composer
Kirk Yano Engineer
Jay Dee Producer
Todd Fairall Engineer
Mike City Composer
G-One Producer, Engineer
James "Jay Dee" Yancey Composer
Dwele Composer
Jason Powers Composer
Vernon D. Hill Engineer
Lonnie Lynn Composer
Franny "Franchise" Graham Engineer
Ronald "Ron E." Estill Executive Producer
Darryl Champion Associate Executive Producer
II Robert Champion Associate Executive Producer
Don Estill II Associate Executive Producer
Sean Germany Engineer
Timothy Maynor Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Think I Love Him

    Why is it that no one ever notices the great artists? Dwele is by far one of the best artists out there, in my opinion. He has a great album. I hope he continues to make this sweet, soulful sound.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    phenomenal woman

    The soulful sounds of Dwele, what an amazing album. From beginning to end, the words composed with such passion. He is truly Some Kinda!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worth the Wait...

    This by far is the BEST CD I have purchased this year....Loved every song from beginning to end...AWESOME CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EXCEPTIONAL

    Everyone should have this CD in their collection especially if you enjoy great music. This album is just as soulful as his debut. (sidenote) You should catch him live, his show is even better.

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