The Point of It All

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The Point Of It All
Studio album by Anthony Hamilton
Released December 16, 2008
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre R&B, soul, neo soul
Length 59:20
Label Arista, Zomba
Producer Avila Brothers, Mark Batson, Dre & Vidal, Anthony Hamilton, Ramon Montgomery, Jack Splash, Kelvin Wooten, James "Big Jim" Wright
Anthony Hamilton chronology
Southern Comfort
The Point of It All
Back to Love (2011)
Singles from The Point of It All
  1. "Cool"
  2. "The Point of It All"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[2]
New York Times (favorable)[3]
The New Yorker (favorable)[4]
PopMatters (8/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Spin 4/5 stars[7]
USA Today 3/4 stars[8]
Vibe (favorable)[9]
Washington Post (favorable)[10]

The Point of It All is the fourth studio album by American R&B and soul singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton, released December 16, 2008 on Arista Records in the United States. It is the follow-up to his third studio album Ain't Nobody Worryin' (2005). Production for the album was handled by Hamilton and producers such as Mark Batson, Kevin Wooten, Dre & Vidal, James "Big Jim" Wright, and Salaam Remi.

The album debuted at number 11 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and at number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 133,000 copies in its first week of release, the highest sales week of his career. Its first single "Cool", featuring rapper David Banner, peaked at number 74 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 19 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Upon its release, The Point of It All received generally positive reviews from most music critics, based on an aggregate score of 72/100 from Metacritic.[11] The album has sold over 519,000 copies in the United States, and it was certified gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America in May 2010.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "The News"   Mark Batson 3:34
2. "Cool" (feat. David Banner) David Banner, Ramon Montgomery 4:16
3. "The Day We Met"   Mark Batson 3:58
4. "Diamond In The Rough"   Dre & Vidal 3:37
5. "I Did It for Sho"   Salaam Remi 3:19
6. "Hard to Breathe"   Mark Batson 4:12
7. "Soul's on Fire"   Mark Batson 4:23
8. "Please Stay"   Jack Splash 5:03
9. "The Point of It All"   James "Big Jim" Wright, Avila Brothers 3:50
10. "Fallin' in Love"   Mark Batson 3:07
11. "Prayin' For You/Superman"   Kelvin Wooten 7:54
12. "Her Heart"   Kelvin Wooten 4:03
13. "Fine Again"   Kelvin Wooten 4:30
14. "She's Gone" (Bonus Track) Dwight Myers 3:28


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. Review: The Point of It All. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  2. ^ Kot, Greg. Review: The Point of It All. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  3. ^ Pareles, Jon. Review: The Point of It All. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  4. ^ Greenman, Ben. Review: The Point of It All. The New Yorker. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  5. ^ Joseph, Mike. Review: The Point of It All. PopMatters. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  6. ^ Rosen, Jody. Review: The Point of It All. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  7. ^ Peisner, David. Review: The Point of It All. Spin. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  8. ^ Jones, Steve. Review: The Point of It All. USA Today. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  9. ^ Ramirez, Erika. Review: The Point of It All. Vibe. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  10. ^ Friskics-Warren, Bill. Review: The Point of It All. The Washington Post. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  11. ^ The Point of It All (2008): Reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  12. ^ "RIAA – Searchable Database". RIAA. May 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 

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