30 Year Retrospective: Alexander O’Neal’s Hearsay

RELEASE
29 July 1987

LABEL
Tabu

GENRE / SUBGENRE
R&B

CHART PEAK
#29 on Billboard 200



01  Intro
First of many chitter-chatter intros threaded throughout the album. (0)

02  (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me”
**SINGLE** A bright, late 80s R&B timecapsule. (+1)
–PERFORMANCE (1988)–

03  Intro to “Hearsay”
Null. (0)

04  Hearsay
A soft, sparkling pop tune. (+1)

05  Intro to “The Lovers”
Null. (0)

06  The Lovers
**SINGLE** An ultimate 80s R&B cliche, but still fun. (+1)

07  Intro to “Fake”
Null. (0)

08  Fake
**SINGLE** A funky, get-down-and-boogie dance track. (+1)

09  Intro to “Criticize”
Null. (0)

10  Criticize
**SINGLE** A grand, 80s nightclub head bobber. (-1)

11  Intro to “Never Knew Love Like This”
Null. (0)

12  Never Knew Love Like This
A tired, hackneyed boilerplate ballad. (-1)

13  Interlude
Null. (0)

14  Sunshine
**SINGLE** A mushy, flavorless love record. (-1)
–PERFORMANCE (1989)–

15  Crying Overtime
A vapid, gag-worthy slowjam. (-1)

16  Intro to “When the Party’s Over”
Null. (0)

17  When the Party’s Over
A smoky, routine, late night serenade. (-1)

VALUATION INDEX
(-1)

PERCENTAGE RATING
44.44%

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