In terms of pop music, originality is often a more vital consideration in the short term than it is years down the line. The Gap Band, for instance, obviously ripped off the Parliament-Funkadelic sound on many of its most successful songs, but when you're shaking booty two decades later to "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," such thievery doesn't mean a damn thing. That brings us to Stone, whose debt to classic soul artists is probably being paid off in monthly installments even as we speak. Yet those of you able to put such matters out of your mind will likely be plenty... More >>>