Thursday, March 25, 2010

90's Guilty Pleasures: #16: Groove Theory "Tell Me" (1995)

Here's a simple, understated, and sadly underappreciated mid-decade gem from around the same era of relaxing funk-pop as LL Cool J's "Hey Lover," and slightly foreshadowing The Fugees' The Score. Groove Theory only ended up releasing this one album, and later on lead singer Amel Larrieux ended up releasing one of those late-90's neo-soul records that sounded like Erykah Badu. While neo-soul was a neat little trendy moment for R&B, it removed a lot of those raw hiphop edges that made records like "Tell Me" and The Score so compelling.

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