It isn't just metal singers who can tell you about Satan; it's also R&B men who spent time in church choirs. On "Woo," a highlight of his fourth LP, Anthony Hamilton admits cheating and blames the devil for supplying temptation; he also admits sinning's been glorious. In spartan tracks that evoke but never imitate Al Green and Teddy Pendergrass, Hamilton whispers offers of courtly behavior he says would make Oprah jealous. But though he prays to be good, Hamilton knows angels miss a lot of fun nights.
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