Sean Kingston, "Tomorrow"


Sean Kingston, the refreshing teenage voice behind summer 2007's ubiquitous charmer "Beautiful Girls," is back with his second album, "Tomorrow," that again draws from the pop/ rap/reggae/ doo-wop vein of his self-titled debut. However, Kingston does widen his scope a bit, as evidenced by the percolating synth/dance vibe of the set's first single and RedOne-produced top five hit, "Fire Burning." He also pairs with pop-punk group Good Charlotte on the melodic "Should Let U Go." Still watching the ladies, Kingston pays homage to the fairer sex on several tracks, including the notable "Magical" and "Wrap U Around Me." But it's his reflective turn on the personal "Face Drop"-about not judging a book by its cover-that truly hits home. Strong on hooks and melodic rhythms, "Tomorrow" should pose no obstacle in Kingston avoiding the proverbial sophomore slump. --Gail Mitchell