Tevin Campbell: Back to the World (1996)

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By Scott Goldfine

Former Quincy Jones and Prince protégé Tevin Campbell, 19, comes of age with his third album, “Back to the World.” It’s been three years since the R&B crooner’s multiplatinum “I’m Ready,” and is voice ― a cross between Stevie Wonder and Babyface ― has matured well. Although the new LP’s love themes grow tiresome, many songs are catchy and well-produced.

The funky “I Got It Bad” is a highlight.

GRADE: B

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