Picks and Pans Review: You're Gonna Get Rocked

updated 11/14/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/14/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

La toya Jackson

La toya doesn't have Michael's style, Rebbie's voice, Janet's pout or Jermaine's finesse. What she does have is the same last name and a considerable amount of—for want of a better term—persistence. Despite much recent talk of change, including a promise on the title track that "La toya is throwing down with her new sound," this album is as thoroughly unexceptional as her previous three. Certainly there is little rocking to be experienced, and not much R&B-ing either. The album, produced by Full Force, includes a routine antidrug song, Just Say No, some mediocre rapping and one saving grace: a corps of seven bass players. When, at the end of Full Force's monotonous tune Such a Wicked Love, Jackson says, "All right, I'm out of here," she sounds as engaged as she does anywhere on the record. (RCA)

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