Camiele’s Best of Sexy Music of 2011
2. Meshell Ndegeocello – Weather
Yes, she gets a second shout-out — that’s how intense her groove is to me.
Genius, lioness, goddess. With her bass guitar and her rugged vocal, everything she produces turns into magic. Weather is just the return that her fans would want without ever seeming complacent. She has a sound uniquely hers, but one that never fails to give rise to something warm in the listener.
This album buried itself in my skin with her husky lullaby and her impeccable production.
1. Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’
There’s sexy and then there’s throw off your panties and scream like you’ve been bitten by Satan sexy.
With the loss of D’Angelo as a musical force, many felt a void in their hearts for Real & Bitchin’ — what most people know as R&B. Truth be told, Saadiq has never left our sides and his fifth solo effort Stone Rollin’ is a testament to, not only his staying power, but his ability to make love sounds that you could never imagine. Tinged with all the trappings of Motown in its heyday and Soul music when it had soul, this album takes you places you just don’t want to leave.
If you find yourself in the company of a lovely someone, try these songs on for size and see where the night leads you.