There's a fair amount of Morris Day and the Time-ish schmaltz at work on Soul Divine's debut, but it's purposeful and, therefore, somewhat forgivable. Admittedly, this isn't the kind of music that generally kicks my ass, but as a fan of both Sade and George Benson, I find more here to like than not. For one thing, the instrumental performances are tight and groove-based. For another, the singing is dead on and well endowed with pristine harmonies. The album's tempo rarely exceeds 80bpm, but the intention here seems geared toward lazy, romantic, Cristal-sipping fireside evenings.