The Gap Band weren't known for their slow, romantic numbers, yet they did quiet storm as well as any other funk band, as The Ballads Collection proves. The disc features 12 songs, both singles and album tracks, all delivered by vocalist Charlie Wilson. Some of the group's finest moments, including "Yearning for Your Love," "Outstanding" and "Going in Circles," are on the collection. It may not draw an accurate portrait of the group's career, but the compilation is ideal for listeners who want the romantic Gap Band.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine