House of Music is the fourth and final album by American R&B; band Tony!
Toni! Toné!, released in 1996 by Mercury Records. Bassist-vocalist
Raphael Saadiq (pictured), guitarist-vocalist D'wayne Wiggins, and
percussionist-keyboardist Timothy Christian Riley worked on its songs
independently before recording them together as a group. While doing
most of the production, Tony! Toni! Toné! emphasized musicianship and
expanded on their previous work's traditional soul influences with live
instrumentation and balladry. Music journalists have noted the album's
incorporation of old-fashioned and modern sensibilities, themes of love
and romance, and witty, sensitive lyrics. The album charted for
31 weeks on the Billboard 200 and sold over a million units in the
United States. Critics praised the musicianship and songwriting, later
deeming it a masterpiece of 1990s R&B.; Despite its success, the group
disbanded shortly after due to creative differences and Mercury's
management of the album's short-lived marketing campaign.
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