A.J. Dugger Reviews Ralph Tresvant's first album (1990)

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A.J. Dugger Reviews Ralph Tresvant's first album (1990)

Duggerman
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Damita Jo


AJ I HOLLERED when I read that disclaimer! That disclaimer is everythang! lol.

My brother had this on cassette and I hadn't heard it since I was little. Great review. I had no idea that Michael Jackson was involved with the writing and sung backgrounds. If only he would have sung "Alright Now" as a duet with Ralph. Can a girl dream? lol.
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I hadn’t thought about this album in years. Excellent review. I’m goin to give it a listen later. I’m especially intrigued by the songs he wrote with K-ci
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Damita Jo
AJ you were right. It sounds like a New Edition album. It's not much different from the Heartbreak album. I'd say it's a mix of a New Edition album and a Janet Jackson album if I'm honest.

But it is a pretty consistent album overall. The tracks were chosen wisely. The last three songs are a magic trio. Last Night, I Love You, and Alright Now. Three of the best ballads Ralph ever sung, and three of the best songs of his career.
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Damita Jo wrote
 The last three songs are a magic trio. Last Night, I Love You, and Alright Now. Three of the best ballads Ralph ever sung, and three of the best songs of his career.
You took the words right out of my mouth.  Overall, the album starts out great, then hits a minor dip with the K-ci tracks, then picks right back up again with Last Night and excels from there.  Love Takes Time and Girl I Can't Control It are not horrible songs but not up to par with the gems Jam & Lewis were putting down.

Did you hear his second album? I liked it a lot. It's more confident than this one, and he wrote and produced the majority of the tracks himself. It has a funky, Westcoast G-funk sound. But the critics absolutely panned it!!

This reviewer was so harsh on Ralph, especially with the Michael Jackson comparisons. LOL.

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~Sasha
Ha! Tim Griggs is a SAVAGE!!!

I always wondered why Ralph didn't go solo much earlier. I'm glad the movie cleared that up.
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~Sasha wrote
Ha! Tim Griggs is a SAVAGE!!!

I always wondered why Ralph didn't go solo much earlier. I'm glad the movie cleared that up.
Yeah. He wasn't expecting the other members to blow up as much as they did with their side projects. His first solo album is the least confident of the other solo efforts. He played it safe. Some songs on Ralph's debut sound like they could have been included on N.E. Heartbreak.
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Big Red
AJ did you hear Ralph's cover of MJ's "I Can't Help It?"