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Joe Thomas' place in late-2010s contemporary R&B is quite different than it was in 2000, when he released My Name Is Joe. His third album featured a primarily mellow Timbaland-meets-Babyface approach, reached number two on the Billboard 200, and went triple platinum. At some point during a string of seven full-lengths that went gold or Top Ten, Joe naturally settled into veteran everyman status, as a not-quite-star artist favored by dedicated followers of sophisticated, middle of the road R&B. His 12th proper album sports a title similar to the one that represents his commercial peak, optimized for social media, and in interviews he directly referenced his past triumph. While #MyNameIsJoeThomas has the appearance of a nostalgia trip, it isn't one. Recorded mostly with Derrick "D.O.A." Allen, Gerald Isaac, and Damo Farmer, it covers all his usual ground in inspired fashion, and like the earlier 2010s albums offers a diverse range of heartfelt, never oversold material. That said, "So I Can Have You Back" is convincingly in the red, among his rawest songs, where he tells a lost lover that he hopes her man breaks her heart. The stylistic diversions this time include "Our Anthem," an Otis Redding-referencing retro-soul belter, and "Hollow," an unmistakably contemporary country number produced by Nashville hitmaker Zach Crowell. In "Happy Hour," the album's lone guest Gucci Mane raps "Got me sad like when Joe said this was his last album." If this is truly it, Thomas figuratively and literally went out on a high note.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2016
Label: Bmg Rights Managemen
UPC: 0075597941531
catalogNumber: 794153

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe   Primary Artist
Joe Thomas   Vocals
Heather Morgan   Background Vocals
Josh Hoge   Background Vocals
Zach Crowell   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Derek Allen   Composer,Producer
Greg Kurstin   Composer
Jolyon Skinner   Composer
Joshua Thompson   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Gerald Isaac   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Phillip "Taj" Jackson   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Joe Thomas   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Josh Hoge   Composer
Edrick Miles   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Radric Davis   Composer
Adele Adkins   Composer
Jimmy Cambell   Composer
Zach Crowell   Composer,Producer
Brandon "B.A.M." Hodge   Composer
Damien Romel Farmer   Composer
Bajun Beat   Composer
Damo Farmer   Producer

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