A Change Is Gonna Come
Label: Warner Bros.
Heavy hitters including Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq and Lauryn Hill's producer came on board for this album. If their involvement is any indication, they're all hoping for a change -- a change in soul music's direction, that is. James just might deliver it with this warm, sensual album that never sacrifices quality for a cheap and easy dance beat or vocal histrionics.