Apparently having its sophomore effort hit No.1 last year was not enough for Jagged Edge.

Apparently having its sophomore effort hit No.1 last year was not enough for Jagged Edge. The Atlanta-based quartet—Kyle Norman, Richard Wingo, and brothers Brandon and Brian Casey—returns with its second album in as many years with (the Alanis Morissette-referenced) Jagged Little Thrill. The set's aptly titled lead single, "Where the Party At" (featuring Nelly)—with its kinetic, guitar-laced foundation—is zooming up the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Happily, this isn't the album's sole uptempo track. In fact, this album's strong suit is its fine balance of party tracks and ballads. While the group continues to prove it knows how to croon (see "Best Man" and "Goodbye"), the guys also keep the party live with such tracks as "Cut Somethin'." And at the end of the day, guest appearances from Ludacris, Trina, and newcomers Big Duke and Joe Blak don't hurt either.—RH

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