Grammar of the year: R.Kelly's spoken intro to "Ignition-Remix": "Now, usually I don't do this, but, uh, go on ahead and break 'em off with a little previews of the remix."
"Beware of the Boys" brought back memories of listening to Hot 97 with my little brother in the car , protesting when my dad tried to turn off the radio in favor of his Indian classical music tapes. Dad could tolerate hip-hop way more than rock, which he thought was tuneless garbage.
"Rock Your Body" is Off theWall redux, but I also hear Linx, Chic, and Shalamar in theregraceful, glitter-footed r&b, betwixt the shimmering surfaces of disco and the rubbery bottom end of funk. Very suave, very sweet, and classic out of the box.