The Point Of It All
Label: So So Def
It's difficult to imagine a bad Anthony Hamilton album. Still, The Point of It All seems like the end of a long winning streak. With its bobbing beat, tight guitar figure and guest verse from David Banner, "Cool" is charming but conventional, while "Diamond in the Rough" and the title track twinkle like the worst MOR soul. The gospel-baked blues style that distinguished the singer is still present, and there's certainly plenty of material for longtime fans to covet, but the album feels a little less cohesive and thus less satisfying than previous work.