It's a little amazing that come next year, Lisa Stansfield's 1989 debut album Affection will be celebrating 25 years of shelf life, and to be real honest, it has held up quite well considering that house-soul is the in vogue thing nowadays. Still out of all of Stansfield's memorable records, Affection is my favorite of the bunch, as its part danceable and jazz lounge coolness and, of course, features the incomparable classic "All Around The World." Noted hit single, "This Is The Right Time" is also a repeat listen for me, but after hearing Atlanta beatman BusCrates refashion of it, I never knew that the song could sound like this. What was once a hi-octane club anthem is overhauled as a slick, laid-back synth funk jaunt that inventively lives up to its '80s elements, sounding at times like something Evelyn "Champagne" King or Teena Marie would've put their stamp on back in the day. In short, it's a straight up J-A-M, and one that is also available for a free download just to make playing this at heavy rotation much easier. Lisa Stansfield may be on the comeback trail as of recent, but there is nothing like going back and hearing the British diva's aural beginnings shed in a brand-new light.