Something About Faith
Label: eOne Music
They don't make 'em like Faith Evans anymore. In this era of relentless dance beats and even more relentless Auto-Tuning, the sixth album from the woman often (but unfairly) best known as the Notorious B.I.G.'s widow is a refreshing breath of old-school air: glistening melismas, densely layered production, love songs that sound like love songs and (of course) Biggie quotes ("Can't Stay Away"). Plus, great guest artists (Snoop, Keyshia Cole, Mary Mary and more). Don't miss the neo-soul waltz "Real Things" and the tinkling piano counterpoint and retro pop beats of sad slow jam "Gone Already."