Juslisen [Special Edition]

Juslisen [Special Edition]

by Musiq (Soulchild)Musiq (Soulchild)
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On his second album, Juslisen, Musiq -- who has dropped the "(Soulchild)" surname -- delivers on the promise of his debut, turning in a slyly assured, smoothly sexy collection of neo-soul. One of the most appealing things about Musiq is that he never oversells his songs, never indulges in hyperbolic screams or exaggerated grunts and moans. He lays back on the groove but doesn't disappear into it -- he deepens it and gives it character, making this more than a supremely seductive neo-soul record. And, to be sure, it is that, a wonderfully romantic mood album, but it's more than that because Musiq has other skills besides crooning and keeping a mood. First of all, he and his collaborators are first-class writers, sustaining interest not just through the singles, but through the album tracks. Then, he and his producers know how to deliver a sound that at once hearkens back to classic '70s soul and feels lushly contemporary. Musiq doesn't hide his love for classic soul -- he's seen on the back cover digging through crates of vinyl, surrounded by eight-tracks -- but the great thing about what he pulls off on Juslisen is that this love is absorbed, ingrained in the very music, so while it's reminiscent of Stevie Wonder or Marvin Gaye at times, it never feels like a forced attempt to follow in their footsteps. Which, of course, is why it feels like a worthy heir. [The "Special Edition," released in 2008, added several bonus cuts.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2008
Label: Def Soul Classics
UPC: 0602517464827
catalogNumber: 000991802

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Musiq (Soulchild)   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jethaniel Nixon   Bass
James Poyser   Percussion,Keyboards
Francesco Romano   Guitar
Andre Harris   Keyboards
Eric Roberson   Background Vocals
Jamar Jones   Organ,Keyboards,Clavinet,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Derrick Hodge   Bass
Jeff Bradshaw   Trombone
Matt Cappy   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Troy Corbin   Background Vocals
Ayana Hipps   Background Vocals
A. Jermaine Mobley   Guitar
Carol Riddick   Vocals,Background Vocals
Parris Bowens   Keyboards,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Pete Kuzma   Keyboards
Eric Tribett   Drums

Technical Credits

George Harrison   Composer
Timothy Day   Engineer
Larry Gold   String Arrangements
James Poyser   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Tim Roberts   Tracking Assistant
Jon Smeltz   Engineer
Richard Nichols   Executive Producer
Anthony Bell   Engineer
Francesco Romano   Arranger,Composer
Beverley Knight   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Andre Harris   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Eric Roberson   Composer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Kevin Liles   Executive Producer
Keith Pelzer   Composer
Che Pope   Producer
Jim Bottari   Engineer
Carlos "Storm" Martinez   Engineer
Jill Scott   Composer
Vidal Davis   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Musiq (Soulchild)   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Vikter Duplaix   Composer,Programming,Producer
Wendell Haskins   Fashion Stylist
Donahue Baker   Producer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Instrumentation
Junius Bervine   Composer,Producer
Akisia Grigsby   Art Direction
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Darren "Limitless" Henson   Composer
Jerome Hipps   Executive Producer
Michael McArthur   Executive Producer
A. Jermaine Mobley   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Carol Riddick   Vocal Producer
Craig C.   Remixing

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Juslisen 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is soul music, this musiq really speaks to my soul...so deeply that it aches!!! i can not stop playing his cds...it is on constant replay...he does not sing about sex..but he goes deeper...the grooves...the melodies on this cd are so deep and refreshing that it heals me and never ceases to make me feel happy each and everytime that i give it a listen...this man could be my lover...when he sings it is as if he has his arms around me and his head on my shoulder...ahhh...i can't think of any other artist out now that is so original...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not a 1. He did it again. Laid down the tightest vocals, with the mellow tone. Forget about him being on his way to stardom, in my book he is already there. Soulchild is truly bring music from the soul.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Musiq is the bomb! I enjoy every song on the cd! One of my favorites is ''previouscats''!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Summer has proven to be the time for the neo-soul era to come full swing again. Jill Scott, bilal, and others all coming out with new material to keep us going for a good minute. Another artist sharing the spotlight again is Musiq. His new album Juslisen,shows us again what he is significantly good for:good music that is for the soul. Carrying on the same forte' he produced on his first cd,Musiq tackles on the issue of heart and soul. He goes from talking about the consequences of falling in love with close friends on ''halfcrazy'' to telling a girl that he is not like her past loves that hurt her on ''Previous Kats''. Although the cd is worth listening to, it seems that the material is overdrawn and closed to being used up in repetition. The remix to ifiwouldhaveknewthegirlnextdoor was not needed for this cd and so many songs but like I said same type of material. The cd is worth getting but in time he will come up with some new material to make it sound even greater.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good job Musiq. I am so glad you finished another album. I bet it jams and I ain't even heard it jus yet. Keep up the great work I ain't even mad at cha boy. Your #1 fan Sugarbaby40218
Guest More than 1 year ago
Get this CD it's just as good as the first for sure. Well actually it's up to you to judge so buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is truly a classic it has nothing but continous hits. He is a great artist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It took almost 2 years but ''Juslisen'' was very well worth the wait. I am deeply inspired by Musiq, because through his work he teaches me about life and love. With each song I learn something new. This CD is excellent, because he presents situations that everyone has been through at one time or another. He's down to earth and he makes a lot of sense. I am his biggest fan. I love the whole CD but my favorite tracks would have to be ''newness'', ''religious'', ''babygirl'', ''halfcrazy'' ''previouscats'', ''realove''...man forget it....the whole CD. If you don't have this CD, you are lacking major $&#! in your life. Go pick it up!!! RESPECT
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to Aijuswanasang until it started to skip...I think that Juslisen will surpass the success of his debut LP. Musiq brings the lyrical style, the melodies and the humility that made his debut tha funk. If ya ain't rockin this, then you need help!
Guest More than 1 year ago
How can someone be so young and have such soul? I love his trueness to himself and the music he loves. It's a blessing to the world he was provided the means to share his music with us all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow. What can I say? This guy has something here. He's so different from a lot of others out there which is what draws me to his music. His lyrics are real and they sound great at the same time which is great. It's a pretty rare thing to have substance in music nowadays and he's got it. I respect him for that. Juslisen is a great album, i definitely reccomend you check it out...
Guest More than 1 year ago
MUSIQ did his thing on this album..he came back and said damn the sophomore jinx and did the damn thing. I love especially(Halfcrazy and Previouscats). I love the whole album..Mad Love to MUSIQ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't get enough of Musiq Soulchild! Aijuswanaseing is one of the best R&B CDs that I have purchased in a very long time! I just purchased Musiqs new ''juslisen'' and already can't stop playing it. If you liked Aijuswanaseing then you will LOVE Juslisen. 19 amazing tracks that will definitely gets your moneys worth. Buy it today and you will know for sure what I'm raving about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Man, the melodies, the strings, the background vocals... its on point. Musiq stays with what works, and hasn't sold his soul to the main stream like some other singers have (sisqo, carl thomas, case). He blessed us with his style and down to earth flav on the first lp, but on this one, its like a journey into your soul through his soul---and then he ends it with that 'SOMETHING' joint. I never thought a Beatles song could be sooooo daaaaaamn soulful. Cudos musiq, job well done!!! He is going on tour with Cee-Lo this summer, that will be the one to go see!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best cd ever. This cd has everything you want to listen to. he's a true artist when it comes to music, he has a very good approach. #8 is the best song ever. All you have to do is juslisen!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Musiq debut album is still in my heavy rotation to this day, his second album is the bomb!! Juslisen also contains quiet possibly has one of the most beautiful love songs I have ever heard in dontchange. That track is a instant classic!! Mr. Soulchild keep doin' you thang!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
a more mature musiq soulchild has delivered a masterful piece of work with juslisen. i purchased the album last friday, along with many other albums that have been given high praise. although i have listened to all of them, i have fallen in love with juslisen, and have played it through numerous times. his first single ''halfcrazy'' is a deep song with a distinctive beat, that i'm sure many guys (and girls) can relate to. his remake of the beatles classic ''something'' presents a brand new and refreshing look at the song. although i can listen through the entire cd without skipping a song (even the interludes are nice), and would give high praise to almost every track, the song that stands out for me is ''religious'' just listen to the song and you'll see what i mean. buy this cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With richly textured grooves and heartfelt romantic vision, this CD represents the alpha of neo-soul sensibility. My ears have not tingled to a CD this creative and off the hook since the mid-ninties Groove Theory musiq of Amel Larrieux.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't buy the first musiq cd but I bought ''juslisen'' and I couldn't stop playing it. Juslisen to the cd and u will be hooked!! I have 2 buy the 1st 1!! His words are so nice and so sweet. His words are real like everybody can relate to the songs.ALL the songs are da bomb!! Good beats and good lyrics!! Can't beat that!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being a classic R&B/ Soul (Donny Hathaway, O'Jays, Stevie Wonder) fanatic, I was so disappointed over the years as R&b has gotten a bad rap. I remember when there used to be a lone category for R&B now it's combined with Hip Hop (which has gotten commercialized over the years) Not to knock what the new age artists are putting down, but if it wasn't for vocalists/songwriters like Musiq I'm sure I'd be on a mission one day to bring things back to basiqs. Finally, we're back to soulful ballads, with resonating sounds and deep, meaningful lyrics with people who can actually perform live. People slept on Musiq's first debut but I'm sure 'Juslisen' will perk your ears to do just that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is worth buying...
Guest More than 1 year ago
The soulchilds debut album was off the hook! I expect nothing less on his 2nd LP. I was late picking up his first ablum but it has become one of my classic RB records. I will definately be rockin ''Juslisen'' on the 7th.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The words are printed on this album and you can relay the tracks to your everyday life. He puts situations/feelings we can't explain into a soothing melody that you can vibe with. His soulful sound is on point, Especially when your just in the chill mode or trying to get know someone. The track ''Newness,'' really hit me because I am going through this stage in my relationship. Musiq is just the man keeping it real and doin' his thang.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the first cd was off the hook... ( I played that mugg on repeat for a month nonstop) MUSIQ definantly triumphs on this 2nd release... I'm feeling it even the more.. my favorite song on the cd is Previous Cats.... Ladies listen to the words and meld them into your hearts b/c not all fellas are dogs or cheaters and we cannot nor should we hold the new man in our lives accountable for past hurt... We can ask God to heal the wounds of the past.... and that is why I love this song.. b/c he's spittin the truth and the truth makes us free if we allow it too.........