Love Session

Over the course of three albums, Atlanta-based Silk—Timothy Cameron, Jimmy Gates Jr., Jonathan Rasboro, Gary Jenkins, and Gary Glenn—has made a name for itself crafting such sensuous son

Over the course of three albums, Atlanta-based Silk—Timothy Cameron, Jimmy Gates Jr., Jonathan Rasboro, Gary Jenkins, and Gary Glenn—has made a name for itself crafting such sensuous songs as "Freak Me" and "Meeting in My Bedroom." The quintet's fourth set, Love Session, is no different; first single "We're Callin' You" is a seamless merging of loverman lyrics and sumptuous sounds. Silk ably covers the Rick James classic "Ebony Eyes," adding its own contemporary flair. On such infectious tracks as "Treated Like a Lady," the men of Silk prove they are more than capable of picking up the pace—but such uptempo moments are few and far between. Perhaps if Silk had taken additional chances, the songs on Love Session wouldn't have the tendency to blur together. While not wholly monotonous, the album does become one long slow jam after repeated listens.—RH