This album is definitely not the big success that Whitney's diehard fanbase would like to believe. It failed to make the top 10 of Billboard and while it did manage to gain many moderately successful singles, nothing here can hide the fact that Whitney Houston's glory days are over.
Much of that is caused by a poor choice of material. Whitney selected a bunch of midtempo songs that neither entice nor excite the listener. Her attempt at tackling a big ballad, "I learned from the best", fails because of poor production values (whoever picked that dated keyboard sound really needs to be fired). Houston's vocals are also desperately below par; she is no longer the expressive vocalist that she once was.
Still, the album's biggest fault lies in its pretention that Whitney Houston is a contemporary R&B artist. Houston was an exceptionnally gifted, soulful pop vocalist who could infuse the most generic songs with palpable emotion, and invest them as if her life depended on it. It wasn't just a question of belting notes or holding them forever - she had feeling just as much as she mastered the singing techniques. Nowadays, she's just a lazy vocalist relying on special guests, background singers and production tricks. She has been losing steadily her audience by pretending that she's an R&B artist, but the scary truth is that she's not convincing at all in that area.
"My love is your love" does have a few bright spot - the title track is one of these songs that slowly grow on you, and "Until you come back to me" is one of her most convincing ballads in ages. The rest is just forgettable and mildly enjoyable filler. Buy her "Greatest Hits" package instead - you'll get the singles from this album, but you will spare yourself the rest of this pathetic attempt at sucking up to the R&B community.