Album review

TLC - 3D

In light of the recent death of Left-Eye in a car crash, one can understand how difficult it must have been for the rest of TLC, the En Vogue with attitude, to finish this, their fourth album. However heartfelt ballads such as "Turntable" might be, they don't hide the gaping hole of mischief which Left-Eye filled. The four tracks involving her are superb, especially "Quickie", their funniest-ever putdown of male impotence. Elsewhere they audibly struggle. A Greatest Hits with these four tracks added would have been advisable.

Rating: 2 / 10


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