Picks and Pans Review: For the Cool in You

UPDATED 11/01/1993 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 11/01/1993 at 01:00 AM EST


There is no shortage of sex in modern rhythm and blues, but seduction is often missing. By fixating on emotional desire rather than more immediate physical craving, singer-songwriter-producer Kenny "Baby-face" Edmonds has made one of the sexier records of 1993.

This is his third album, but Baby-face is best known for his skills behind the scenes. With partner L.A. Reid he has penned and produced multiplatinum hits for, among others, Bobby Brown ("Ever)' Little Step") and Boyz II Men ("End of the Road"), which won the learn Grammys in 1992.

On this much anticipated album, Babyface exudes effortless charm as his tenor weaves around the mid-tempo grooves. Unlike tunesmiths who segue from one come-on to the next, Face opts for the lyrical and the languid. Some love men crank up the heat; Babyface burns with the flame down low. (Epic)

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