Karyn Allen Experience
If Karyn Allen were an insurance agent, she could easily sell honesty as the company's best policy. Fortunately for soul music fans, Allen as a singer/songwriter is all about honesty. The intro for her debut The Karyn Allen Experience says it all as she iterates: 'The entire album seems like a story.' Whether relaying her own story or someone else's, Allyn's brutally honest lyrics reveal a wide open book. And there are plenty of emotions that she lays out for the listener to experience. The Karyn Allyn Experience also offers wall-to-wall classic soul sensibility seamlessly blended with a contemporary R&B flavor. Allyn's influences like Maze and Patti LaBelle are impressively captured by her producer - the appropriately named Soulman Mathematix. With lyrics that cut to the quick and music with a soulful substance, The Karyn Allen Experience absolutely sells the urban music fan on a solid insurance policy. Notable Tracks: Forever Lover, Joyride, So Tired, It's Over, The Way Life Goes Vocals: 3.5 stars Lyrics: 3.5 stars Music: 3.5 stars Production: 3.0 stars SoulTracks Call: Highly Recommended By Peggy Oliver soultracks.com.