The Album Club Choice for June comes courtesy of Geoff (oldius) with Me'Shell Ndegeocello's 'Peace Beyond Passion'. As always, please listen to the album in its entirety before you comment and/or vote.

Me'Shell Ndegeocello - 'Peace Beyond Passion'

Arriving 22 years ago, this album sounds as fresh today as it did then. Backed by stellar musicians such as Luis Conte, Wah Wah Watson, Wendy Melvoin and Billy Preston, this soulful album hits hard lyrically, while Me'Shells textured, rhthmic basslines throb, providing the foundations upon which her words can bite and question.

The album is a masterful recording and one I return to continually. Music remains my biggest passion yet I rarely find a combination of wonderful lyrics and musicianship, delivered with such a pristine, yet organic, natural sound. The final track, 'Makes Me Wanna Holler' remains a reference for me, and one that I have played many times for others, often resulting in an online purchase there and then!

Allmusic summarise the album brilliantly: "It's new age soul that's as spiritually purifying as it is musically sophisticated."