AaliyahLast summer I finally got on the R&B tip when I took some time to actually listen to the incredibly inventive vocal and production wizadry driving the non-stop Destiny’s Child tunes available on Napster. That opened up a whole new section of the record store for me (a point clearly lost on the RIAA), and I eventually discovered Aaliyah, whose new eponymous album is really, really impressive. It’s been playing on my CD player for a few weeks now, and every time I think I’m tired of it, I find something new in her amazingly assured delivery to make me want to listen to it all over again.