2011 album from one of the most successful R&B male groups in history. The Remedy promises a return to Black Love in an era where most songs on the radio today focus strictly on sex. The album goes back to the basic elements of R&B with soulful lyrics and melodic tracks that dig much deeper than the surface to create songs with value and lyrics worth remembering. The first single, 'Baby' is a remake of the classic Surface track. The song is catchy and upbeat, a reminder as to why the group sold so many records and received a slew of award nominations over the years.
Over a year after releasing Tip of My Tongue -- a buzz single that narrowly missed the Top 50 of Billboard s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart -- Jagged Edge finally released their first album, their sixth overall, for the Slip-N-Slide label. A few years of inactivity and that false start notwithstanding, The Remedy easily falls into place as yet another decent, occasionally great Jagged Edge album that further refines their brand of sophisticated salaciousness. Once again, the Casey twins composed the majority of the material, and they produced five of the 12 tracks. Cool & Dre, Jim Jonsin, Cainon Lamb, Bigg D, and Gorilla Tek split the rest of the duties, but nothing is out of character. And, as usual, the standouts typically involve the Caseys pleading admiration or devotion in a way that is neither too cool nor oversold, as on the radiant Baby (based on Happy, Surface s classic proto-new jack ballad), Love on You, and Lay You Down. For whatever reason, Tip of My Tongue is not here, even though it would have been among the highlights. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi