- Released: May 9, 2000
- Label: MCA
The Source - 6/00, p.229
"...Introduces listeners to some of his interesting views on love and relationships....[and his] lyrical talent....An entertaining listen..."
- 3.Get Away
- 4.Let's Make a Deal
- 6.My First Love
- 7.I Wanna Know
- 10.Ooh Aah
- 11.This Time
This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Personnel includes: Avant (vocals); Steve Huff (various instruments, bass, programming); Charles "Al" Willis (guitar); Ketara Wyatt (background vocals).
Engineers include: Rob, Steve "Stone" Huff, Larry Strum.
Recorded at Streeterville, Batcave, Battery Studio and Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, Illinois.
The first artist signed to Magic Johnson's label deal with MCA Records, MY THOUGHTS is also Avant's debut album. "Separated" is an energetic, passionate song about a love gone wrong which is pretty much the album's theme, rooted in the ups and downs of love, and Avant uses his dynamic voice to clearly rise above these perfectly positioned tracks.
Produced by Steve "Stone" Huff, the album is rare in today's R&B scene, in that Huff is the sole producer. This means there's a refreshing consistency to all the tracks. Besides lacing the songs with his silky vocal delivery, Avant also co-writes ten of the cuts here. Some of the highlights of MY THOUGHTS are "Reaction," "Let's Make a Deal," and "Serious." Overall, a very well-rounded and polished sounding debut.