Picks and Pans Review: I Remember You

UPDATED 08/21/1995 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/21/1995 at 01:00 AM EDT

Brian McKnight

Twenty-six-year-old McKnight is an R&B rarity. Instead of resorting to the gratuitous hip-hop flourishes and trendy "freak me" poses that dominate current twentysomething soul, he woos listeners with hip classic soul.

Yet, for all McKnight's good taste, on this follow-up to his gold 1992 debut the Möet-and-Brie style falls flat. Precision tunes like "Anyway" and "Marilie" are too perfectly moussed to offer any great musical thrills, and McKnight's blank baritone strokes them like a dull lover. At times, the album does spring to life—"Every Beat of My Heart" has a soothing, tantalizing groove, and "Must Be Love" sways gently and percussively. But most of I Remember You is all too easy to forget. (Mercury)

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters