This is still the business if you ask me . Not as great as what was to follow with "protection" and "mezzanine" but still as good as rap and dance music filtered through british culture gets . Basically it took what soul2soul were attempting to another level entirely .
Everyone knows the shara nelson and strings of "unfinished sympathy" its an amazing record - but add in the clattering dub of "5 man army" the gorgeous deep soul of "be thankful" and horace andys sweet vocal accompanyment to "1 love" and you have a classic on your hands . And as a bonus you get tricky rapping away here and there , probably the best rapper to ever come out of england .
It's a record that will forever be connected to summer evenings for me , it was always playing at friends barbecues or while the beers were flowing . Still love it .