RELEASE
November 15, 1994
LABEL
BMG

Album Review

On their second album, TLC downplay their overt rap connections, recording a smooth, seductive collection of contemporary soul reminiscent of both Philly soul and Prince, powered by new jack and hip-hop beats. Lisa Lopes contributes the occasional rap, but the majority of CrazySexyCool belongs to Tionne Watkins and Rozonda Thomas. While they aren't the most accomplished vocalists -- they have a tendency to be just slightly off-key -- the material they sing is consistently strong. As the cover of Prince's "If I Was Your Girlfriend" indicates, TLC favor erotic, mid-tempo funk. Yet the group removes any of the psychosexual complexities of Prince's songs, leaving a batch of sexy material that just sounds good, especially the hit singles. Both "Creep" and "Red Light Special" have a deep groove that accentuates the slinky hooks, but it's "Waterfalls," with its gently insistent horns and guitar lines and instantly memorable chorus, that ranks as one of the classic R&B songs of the '90s.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Intro-Ludehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246710&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  2. Creephttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246711&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  3. Kick Your Gamehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246714&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  4. Diggin' on Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246717&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  5. Case of the Fake Peoplehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246719&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  6. CrazySexyCool (Interlude)http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246720&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  7. Red Light Specialhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246722&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  8. Waterfallshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246724&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  9. Intermission-Ludehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246725&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  10. Let's Do It Againhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246728&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  11. If I Was Your Girlfriendhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246749&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  12. Sexy (Interlude)http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246764&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  13. Take Our Timehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246766&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  14. Can I Get a Witness (Interlude)http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246768&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  15. Switchhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246779&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
  16. Sumthin' Wicked This Way Comeshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270246783&id=270246704&at=11l9vR
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