Kool & the Gang

The Force

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The Force Review

by Andrew Hamilton

The Force is no such thing, it's a mundane set where the group from Jersey never achieves what they were trying to obtain. It comes after their first run of hits and before their celebrated era which included super hits like "Celebration," "Too Hot," and others. You won't find any chart busters here "Slick Superchick" failed miserably, and rightfully so, it's a bad example of disco/funk with an undistinguish lead vocal. They try to emulate Earth, Wind & Fire on the embarrassing "Mighty, Mighty High." "Just Be True"-not the Curtis Mayfield classic-is a boring ballad, and the title track attempts to connect fusion with funk. While the musicianship is excellent, there's not a memorable song in the bunch.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Kool & the Gang 04:48 Amazon
2 Kool & the Gang 04:02 Amazon
3 Kool & the Gang 04:21 Amazon
4 Kool & the Gang 04:20 Amazon
5 Kool & the Gang 06:50 Amazon
6 Kool & the Gang 06:03 Amazon
7 Kool & the Gang 02:54 Amazon
8 Kool & the Gang 02:08
9 Kool & the Gang 03:26 Amazon
10 Kool & the Gang 03:14 Amazon
11 Kool & the Gang 11:33 Amazon
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