Culling the Herd: Anita Baker

Anita Baker, "Rapture" - 4 stars.  Hold it / Bury it.

Let me start by saying that I love Anita Baker.  She's a really cool chick, from everything I've ever seen, and always seems so happy to be singing.  She's terrific.

And this record is a great one.  Some of my favorite "traditional" R&B songs ever are here:  "Caught Up In The Rapture," "Sweet Love," "You Bring Me J0y," "Been So Long."  But there are a couple that I just don't listen to any more, and skip when they come up..."Mystery" and "Watch Your Step" are going to go.

I'm sorry, Anita.