On Your Own
The daughter of the legendary Donny Hathaway, Lalah quietly released a number of fine albums and collaborations before earning a surprise No. 1 hit with the Luther Vandross tribute "For Ever, For Always, For Love." A pioneer in the laid-back neo-soul movement, Lalah Hathaway remains one of the genre's finest practitioners. Now on the reactivated Stax label, Hathaway triumphs with the single "Let Go" and digs even deeper with trippier cuts like "Naked Truth." Helping out is Rahsaan Patterson, another superior neo-soulster, who hasn't received the mainstream attention he deserves.