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Still "Crazy" After All These Years.,
This review is from: CrazySexyCool (Audio CD)
With respect to the Spice Girls, no girl group epitomized TRUE girl power better than TLC on this, their finest album. "CrazySexyCool" is a stick of hip-hop/r&b dynamite that explodes with energy, attitude, and sass. T-Boz croons through the Dallas Austin-produced "Creep," a soundtrack to lovers who sneak on the DL; the ladies borrow lyrics from the O'Jays on the slammin' "Case of the Fake People," and they cruise into steamy territory on Babyface's "Red Light Special." They also do a note-for-note cover of Prince's "If I Was Your Girlfriend." Their cover won't make anyone forget about the original version, but they still pull it off well. But the album's crowning moment is their signature No. 1 hit "Waterfalls." Hearing this album gave me a tinge of sadness now that Lisa Lopes is no longer with us, but her energetic spirit is very much alive on this record. "CrazySexyCool" is one of the best albums of the 1990s, and it gets an A- in my school of music.