She Moves

Breaking All the Rules

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As the latest in a long line of dance-pop artists from the Berman Brothers (Real McCoy and Amber were previous successes for the duo), the all-female trio She Moves has a certain tradition to uphold -- namely, to turn in a debut album of well-constructed but ultimately fluffy dance-pop, punctuated with a couple of crossover ballads. Breaking All the Rules is just that, a collection of well-constructed, ultimately forgettable dance-po. None of the three singers/dancers -- Carla, Diana and Danielle, who all met while they were dancing from the New York Knicks -- have strong voices, but the Berman Brothers compensate with big dance-club beats and sharp hooks. In the end, Breaking All the Rules simply adheres to all the dance-pop rules, but it does so with style and smarts, which results in a fun, frothy record that sounds terrific while it's playing, even if none of the tracks make a lasting impression.

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