If you liked The Jackson 5 and New Edition, you'll LOVE Immature. "Feel the Funk" was the name of their first hit from WE GOT IT, and that's more or less what the boys do on this fine disc of well-executed, '90s-style funk/hip-hop. Teen romance is the subject, mid-tempo is the groove, and Marques, Jerome and Kelton deliver on all fronts. More than a teeny-bopper outfit, the group possesses a real feel for their music, always concocting a consistent, well-produced sound. "Baby Please Don't Go," maybe the album's strongest track, displays the vigorous vocal talents of Marques "Batman" Houston's voice. His is a developing instrument, obviously not mature yet; but like a kid named Michael Jackson before him, Houston shows a knack for being at once smooth and gutsy. No one in this band is over 15, but you might not know that from the songs alone. In other words, Immature don't live up to their chosen name, and their audience should be very pleased with the results.
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