Soul survivor and three-time Grammy nominated R&B vet Angie Stone makes her latest Dream about the three P’s: pain, then the process to get to the promise. Working with frequent collaborator Walter Millsap III and others, she lays a powerful, emotional and spiritual foundation even when she’s floating dreamily in atmospheric old-school soul textures. Deftly balancing the passion with the pain, she artfully—and with sensuality to spare—traverses the classic sounds she emerged with in the late ‘70s and created for D’Angelo in the ‘90s with more contemporary driving beats. Stone gives R&B fans of all generations something to dream on.
Score: 8 out of 10