Now Hear This continues to expand and update the approach of the Hi-Lo's, incorporating sonic elements of contemporary pop even as the vocal arrangements veer ever closer to the improvisational dynamics of jazz. Frank Comstock's orchestral backings are sublime, framing the group's divebombing harmonies in a series of fresh, modern contexts, and Gene Puerling's vocal arrangements are stunning in their depth and complexity, pushing his colleagues in multiple new directions. This is music that is both surgically precise yet wonderfully organic -- a potent testament to the endless possibilities of the human voice.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny