All-4-One

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Bob Waliszewski

Album Review

Pro-Social Content

These young men use pleasant R&B harmonies to convey lasting romantic commitment (“I Swear,” “So in Love,” “A Better Man”). Other lyrically buoyant love songs (“Something About You,” “Without You”) are harmless fun. A deceiving start . . .

Objectionable Content

Several tunes solicit sex in explicit terms. “Skillz” cheapens a woman to the sum of her anatomical parts (“Little rump shaker . . . workin’ booty left to right”). “The Bomb” boldly states, “You want to sex me, girl why don’t you let me . . . let’s get it on”). On “Breathless,” the boys strive to make a woman moan in ecstasy. The propositions on “Down to the Last Drop” and “Here If You’re Ready” are more subtle, but not any more suitable.

Summary Advisory

The album starts promisingly, but it’s all-4-nothing. The few offensive tracks are reason enough to avoid it.

Bob Waliszewski
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