Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack- Various Artists
I can not speak highly enough of the musical genius that is Babyface. (Indianapolis stand up!) The fact that this man wrote and produced an entire album’s worth of hits is almost unfathomable. Waiting to Exhale, like the rest of the albums on this list, is the type of record you can listen to with no skips. Every song is so beautifully written, so brilliantly performed and just so delicious. It’s got all the elements of love, from the teenaged crush tingles (Sitting Up in My Room) to the get over the break up phase (Not Gon’ Cry) and even the I’ve still got my my friends realization (Count on Me). This album is a classic, that’s as relevant today as it was back in 1995.