Raphael Saadiq
The Way I See It
[Columbia]
Rating: * * * out of * * * *
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Raphael Saadiq's sound booth must double as a time machine. There's no other logical explanation for how the veteran singer-instrumentalist has so convincingly re-created Motown. Giving a dusty, live-performance feel throughout, this feel-good affair sounds like Temptations 2.0 (see "100 Yard Dash”). Dynamite soul, indeed. – Matt Barone

"100 Yard Dash"

"Let's Take A Walk"