Picks and Pans Review: Anything Goes
C&C Music Factory
From sample-heavy hip-hop ("Bounce to the Beat") and funkified R&B ("Takin' Over") to Latino salsa ("Robi-Rob's Boriqua Anthem") and even rhythm-rocking reggae ("Gonna Love U"), this follow-up to C&C's smash debut, Gonna Make You Sweat, has something for just about every dance-music fan's taste. But because it's all over the dance floor, many of these clever tracks will work better as singles than they do within the context of the whole. While it remains to be seen whether this album results in jingle-ready catchphrases like "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..." and "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)," cuts like "Do You Wanna Get Funky" and "All Damn Night" have potential to become as insidious as their predecessors. If nothing else, you have to give David Cole and Robert Clivilles, the brainy writer-producer plant managers behind C&C Music Factory, plenty of credit for creating an album that more than lives up to its caution-to-the-wind title. (Columbia)
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