December 06, 2004 12:00 PM

R&B

Motown Two

Michael McDonald clearly earned some props for last year’s Motown, on which he successfully tackled the label’s classics. After all, Stevie Wonder shows up here to play harmonica on Wonder’s own “I Was Made to Love Her.” Even so, like most sequels, this doesn’t quite live up to the original; sometimes the disc feels like Motown Night on American Idol. But when husky voices meet on “Stop, Look, Listen (to Your Heart),” his duet with Toni Braxton, you’ll definitely stop and listen.—C.A.

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