Blaque

Blaque

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Blaque are the teenage protegées of TLC's Left Eye Lopez, and their eponymous debut appropriately mimicks the attractive soulful hip-hop of TLC while staying true to the catchy fluff that sends teen pop to the top of the charts. However, it's not executed particularly stylishly. Take, for instance, the lead single "808," a slow jam about a heart that thumps like a Roland 808 drum machine; a clever concept, but the song never moves beyond concept, because the writing is hackneyed and the production is merely serviceable. Unfortunately, that's the problem with the album. Most of the material is simply predictable or dull, the performances are pleasant but not distinguished, and the production is acceptable but not alluring. At times, Blaque has the right song matched with the right production, but too often, their debut is nothing more than generic urban soul.

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