Calling All Hearts (Bonus Tracks, Edited)
by Keyshia Cole
Released: Dec 2010
Keyshia Cole's fourth album encompasses at least two of R&B's most significant strains: processing relationship particulars and working through some stuff. Forget confessional: this is like finding her letters and reading each one out loud. And every one is coated in silky, slow jam grooves -- including her take on a third R&B strain, "Thank You," a post-gospel nod to the #1 guy in her life (the Big Guy). That track, along with the rehabbed heart (and impassioned, if slightly off-key, vocals) she displays on "Better Me," close out this self-help narrative on a hopeful note.