Released: 15th March 2004.
After being a 1970s and 80s R&B superstar, Grammy Award winner George Benson is back on the scene with a modern offering, "Irreplaceable".
The opener, "Six Play" is a slow and mellow urban number, with promising verses but a disappointing chorus. Things get better on "Whole Man", a happy and upbeat track, although you might get the impression that Benson is trying too hard to sound modern.
A certain favourite is "Cell Phone", featured on the album twice. The original is another slow tune, showing off George's voice more fully than the rest of the tracks, with the Blacksmith Club Rub Remix giving it a lot more vigour.
"Missing You", the only really upbeat track here, lacks flavour and is practically tuneless with hardly any lyrics.
This is not an album to represent Benson's artistry, with none of the songs being anything special, but "Irrepleacable" can be good for a chill-out session.