The ubiquitous will.i.am has indulged in cheesy over-sampling of late (e.g., Fergie's solo debut), but his touch is blessedly light on "Save Room," in which he and Legend effortlessly alter the forecast of "Stormy," a Classics IV oldie. "Heaven," produced by Kanye West, and "Maxine," a luxuriant samba, are just as strong. Granted, "Again" feels too much like "Ordinary People" redux, and "Coming Home" doesn't quite hit the "What's Going On" heights for which it's clearly aiming. They don't miss by much, though, and as long as "Each Day Gets Better" is spinning, its title rings true.
Play it Again.