- Released: October 25, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: J-Records
- 1.Wish I Didn't Miss You
- 3.No More Rain (In This Cloud)
- 4.Stay For A While (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
- 5.I Wasn't Kidding
- 6.I Wanna Thank You
- 7.Every Day
- 8.Pissed Off
- 9.More Than A Woman
- 11.Bottles & Cans
- 12.Makings Of You (Interlude)
- 13.Bone To Pic
- 14.Brotha Part II
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
The DVD portion contains live performances.
Personnel: Angie Stone (vocals); Joe, Anthony Hamilton (vocals); T.H.C..
After three critically lauded studio albums, R&B/soul singer Angie Stone unveiled 2005's STONE HITS, a best-of collection that draws from all of those records and features two previously unreleased tracks, most notably the surging, funky "I Wasn't Kidding." The CD's non-chronological sequencing calls attention to the consistency of Stone's aesthetic, which is simultaneously old-school and state-of-the-art, with bold and lush, but never over-the-top, production on every track. Among the many highlights on STONE HITS are the poignant urgency of "Wish I Didn't Miss You," the dreamy funk of "No More Rain (In This Cloud)," and the hip-hop-tinged "Stay for a While" (featuring vocalist Anthony Hamilton), all of which showcase Stone's powerful, passionate voice. Although it might seem a bit premature to offer up a greatest-hits compilation only six years into her solo career, Stone has enough strong songs to fill out this set with ease, placing her at the very top of the neo-soul class.