- Published: Friday, 30 January 2015 10:24
The sound they had as a R&B quartet was spot on perfect. There was never any overdoing it, they just rocked it. So not to have Michael McCary in the mix yet again naturally leaves a gap in the sound we've come so very close to over the years.
This is their 12th album and i'm not really sure what they hoped to achieve with it. I'm not entirely sure why they feel the need to employ auto-tune, I'm not sure why there are so many jingly jangly songs. It feels like they are copying recent musical trends on some songs like 'Diamond Eyes', 'Believe Us' and 'Already Gone' is way OTT. 'As Long As I'm With You' sounds like 'Hey Soul Sister', 'Me Myself & I' sounds like anything from Akon, 'Losing Sleep' sounds like 'Stranger In Moscow' redux. C'mon guys!
There are some highlights though. 'Collide' opens with Wanya for a change, and the rest of the song is just nice. 'Don't Stop' has an early 80s funk groove and again has a Michael Jackson-esque sound to it, making it probably the best song on the album, despite it barely reaches 3 minutes long.
I wouldn't tour this album.