Harlem's Lumidee sounds like she's been doing nothing but practicing since her 2003 debut, Almost Famous, which bore her first and only hit, the infectious yet painfully off-key Never Leave You (Uh Oh). This time, not only have her producers remembered to leave the auto-tune switch on the "on" setting, but 'Dee spits (sounding a little like Eve) and sings with newfound confidence over high-calibre production that could have saved Beyoncé's monotonous B-Day. Check for the Wyclef-produced The Whistle Song, which flips Daryl Hannah's eerie theme music from Kill Bill into pure dance-floor syrup. Shoot, even the Shaggy cameo's tolerable on a record that blows Rihanna and Fergie out of the water in one cannonball of a comeback splash. If only there were a word for the way this album so strongly defies expectations.