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  • Audio CD (May 6, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002BQX
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,052 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Allure's voices combined with the nicely penned lyrics throughout the album work very well together.
Anthony Rupert
Every time I listen to this, it takes me back to when my family took our first trip to New York...this was the CD I bought.
beauty4ashes
And don't forget that"All cried out" is originally a Lisa Lisa & cold jam song - so it's just a cover song.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Rupert on March 11, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Back in 1997, multi-platinum albums for artists weren't enough; they had to have their own record labels so THOSE artists could go multi-platinum as well. Thus explains Mariah Carey's short-lived Crave Records, which gave birth to a soulful quartet called Allure.
Most of the songs on the album aren't just good-they're DOPE. "The Story" is just that-a smooth track wondering how rushing into a relationship will turn out, "Come Into My House" is a very sexy-sounding interlude that makes you wish they made it into a full song, and their cover of Full Force's "All Cried Out" (featuring 112) is arguably one of the best remakes ever done. Allure's voices combined with the nicely penned lyrics throughout the album work very well together. There is no way anyone could dislike the smooth "Last Chance," and "Head Over Heels" is written so beautifully, if you read the lyrics first you'll be surprised that it turns out to be a fast song-but it works.
Since this album was made in 1997, of course it has its share of guest rappers. Nas helps out on "Head Over Heels," Raekwon spits a verse at the beginning of "Give You All I Got," and LL Cool J does some average rhyming in "No Question." (This was a weird selection of rappers because none of their albums that year were anything to celebrate.) The only weird guest spot was Nature (of The Firm fame) during the intro, because I have never heard of a guest rapper during an intro.
This album would have received one more star if it weren't for something that can make or break an album-the production. This album was produced by Track Masters, so what does that mean? Sample, sample, sample! "No Question," for example, contains a sample from Mtume's "Juicy Fruit." It doesn't make the song bad, but after hearing The Notorious B.I.G.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 16, 1999
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though "head over heels" and "all cried out" took the charts by storm, allure's eponymous debut album did not garner the publicity evoked by other girl group debuts, such as en vogue, xscape or brownstone. the problem, perhaps, can be attributed by their inability to establish an identity (as a group, and as individuals). their material, which boasts songs written by mariah carey and mary j. blige, as well as guest appearances by nas, ll cool j and 112, traverse the musical domains of all of the above-mentioned diva-groups without claiming any of them as their own. some, of course, would point out that this speaks to allure's flexibility as artists which, of course, is true. the women tackle hip-hop, r&b and pop with a level-handed penchant and could, song-for-song, give any girl-group a run for it's money. however, for a debut release, a little more identity needs to be established-if not through material, than through publicity. the album version of "head over heels" while still stellar, doesn't hold a candle to the funkdafied remix released as a single. on "all cried out" the women do little to take advantage of their vocal majority, doing little to add any richness or complexity to the lisa lisa original. "mama said", however, is a emotionally stunning number that engenders the same juxtapositioning of hope and despair as zhane's "for a reason". overall, _allure_ is a good listen and shows a lot of potential for staying power. to realize that potential, however, in a climate in which the single is king, these women are going to have to endear themselves to fans and create an identity the way others have before them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By beauty4ashes on July 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album was sooo good! I especially love the song No Question. The beat is tight and LL did the rap hook in it so you know it's good! Every time I listen to this, it takes me back to when my family took our first trip to New York...this was the CD I bought. I recommend everyone get it cuz it's the bomb!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 2, 2004
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Allure bursted into the R&B scene in early '97, highly touted as the next hot girl group on the come up. As the first act signed to Mariah Carey's short-lived Crave imprint under the Trackmasters, there was definitely much hype surrounding the group. The introduction says it best (there are four major elements to Allure/Linnie, Lalisha, Akissa and Alia/these ladies sing like canaries and look tasty like French pastry).
The portion of this album that stands out starts with the very catchy first hit single, "Head Over Heels" was written by Mariah and featuring Nas...a pure pop/R&B groove, and still sounds sweet to this day. "No Question", featuring LL Cool J, samples "Juicy Fruit" by Mtume and it's a nice mid-tempo track. The platinum/top 10 hit "All Cried Out" is definitely the best song on the album, fueled with sweet harmonies and endless emotion. However, the most compelling song is "Mama Said", an emotionally gripping number, and a great way to end the album.
Despite having numerous guests, songwriters and the Trackmasters beats, Allure's voices are the key to this album. And while the material is not always on point, this is stil most definitely worth bumpin' in yo' trunk.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 4, 2003
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What a great album from four talented singing ladies. I was very impressed with their debut album and got it immediately after purchasing their single "Head Over Heels." There isn't one bad song on this album. You can sit through and listen to the whole album from beginning to end without forwarding any tracks. One or two of the girls sounds alot like Mariah Carey singing. I heard she helped them out on this project. Best songs are: "Head Over Heels," "Never Question," "Last Chance," and "All Cried Out." If you like good R&B combined with hip hop and a little rap, then I recommend you buy this. These girls really don't disappoint!
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