Review: Charlie Puth’s ‘Voicenotes’ Is Warm R&B Nostalgia

An R&B direction is a tried-and-true way for young, mostly white pop stars to give their more clean-cut personas more edge. Charlie Puth is the latest to try this route, and while his efforts on Voicenotes are valiant, he still has a bit more work to prove he can cut his teeth with the Justin Timberlakes and the Nick Jonases of that over-saturated world.

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