carlos b fly wrote:
^ It does lack a little personality I agree. It was ridiculously ahead of its time though which I think is why it gets so much love. Crazy Sexy Cool was basically the definition of 90's R&B as it was in that decade and Fanmail was like a nod to what it could be for the next decade. Defining R&B for the future (or how how TLC saw it at least).
Oh, I definitely agree it was different and forward-thinking, but I think that's separate from it being good
I don't have use for most of the songs on the album anymore. I think the only one I still listen to is "I'm Good At Being Bad." I definitely prefer the Prince vibe of CrazySexyCool
. I need to revisit their debut because I haven't listened to it in full in a decade or more. I kind of like 3D
, though it, too, seems to lack real personality. The songs are well-crafted, they just could have been done by almost anyone. "Damaged" is a real gem, though.