Sean Kingston, "Tomorrow"

Album Review

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