** Keith Sweat, "I'll Give All My Love to You," Elektra.: Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to five (a classic).

Sweat's debut album "Make It Last Forever" caught fire largely because of producer Teddy Riley, and his absence is strongly felt on this Sweat-produced follow-up. While he has a few good, funk-flavored ideas, his album is far from overflowing with them. Sweat is strongest on "Just One of Them Thangs," a smoky jam that teams him with Gerald Levert, a gutsy singer who nearly always endows a tune with hot and sweaty intentions. Sweat stumbles on "Merry Go Round" and "I Knew That You Were Cheatin'," where he works his plaintive, "please, baby, please" approach way too hard.

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