While it lacks a standout single along the lines of "Freak Like Me," Adina Howard's
second album Welcome to Fantasy Island
is a more consistent record than its predecessor, Do You Wanna Ride
, boasting a better selection of songs and grooves. Howard
still isn't much of a vocalist -- her idea of being seductive is panting heavily, and she doesn't have much power for the soulful numbers -- but she does have considerable sexual charisma, which is enough to make funky workouts like "(Freak) And U Know It" infectious. There's plenty of mediocre material scattered throughout Welcome to Fantasy Island
, but it's ideal makeout music for the young urban professional.