(1994) Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

Aaliyah

... read moreAaliyah has a pleasant voice, but the real reason the teenager's debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, was a hit is the radio-ready production courtesy of R. Kelly, her then-husband. Kelly wraps Aaliyah's voice in layers of lush synths and deep grooves, while adding songs that are frequently...

48′:47″ 13 Songs

1
Intro
Aaliyah
1:30
2
Throw Your Hands Up
Aaliyah
3:34
3
Back & Forth
Aaliyah
3:51
4
Age Ain't Nothing But A Number
Aaliyah
4:10
5
Down With The Clique
Aaliyah
3:21
6
At Your Best (You Are Love)
Aaliyah
4:52
7
No One Knows How To Love Me Quite Like You Do
Aaliyah
4:07
8
I'm So Into You
Aaliyah
3:26
9
Street Thing
Aaliyah
4:58
10
Young Nation
Aaliyah
4:41
11
Old School
Aaliyah
3:17
12
I'm Down
Aaliyah
3:16
13
Back & Forth (Mr. Lee & R. Kelly's Remix)
Aaliyah
3:44
Released 22 May 1994, ℗ 1994 Blackground Enterprises / Zomba Recording LLC

Review

Aaliyah has a pleasant voice, but the real reason the teenager's debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, was a hit is the radio-ready production courtesy of R. Kelly, her then-husband. Kelly wraps Aaliyah's voice in layers of lush synths and deep grooves, while adding songs that are frequently better than the ones on his own album, 12 Play. Age may have its share of filler, but its singles are slyly seductive. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine