On Dave Hollister's third album—and first for Motown—the soulful street laureate of love and relationships has lost none of the urgent, yet sensual vocal prowess that has helped him ceme

On Dave Hollister's third album—and first for Motown—the soulful street laureate of love and relationships has lost none of the urgent, yet sensual vocal prowess that has helped him cement a niche in contemporary R&B. He definitely knows what works. As with the 2001 hit single "One Woman Man," Hollister effectively pushes the emotional buttons on such tunes as "Tell Me Why," "What's a Man to Do," and "Tonight." But it's when he revs up the pace on the Tank-produced, one-minute-and-19-second teaser of a title track that a new side of the Hollister equation comes into play—whetting the appetite for more. Too long at 16 tracks, the album has the tendency to drift into midtempo/ballad sameness. But that shouldn't deter you from punching up other standouts like "It's Okay," "One Addiction," and the church-flavored interlude "No Ordinary Love"—another mouth-watering snippet that leaves you wanting more.—GM