Picks and Pans Review: Blackgirl (treat U Right)

updated 06/13/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/13/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT


These girl groups have got way out of hand. SWV. Jade. Xscape. Eternal. One review fits all. If newcomer Blackgirl wants to be more than another flash in R&B's overstuffed pan of sound-alike sweethearts, the trio will need more than good tailors and flashy videos. They should also hook up with some standout songs. This debut has a few: the funky, funky "Can U Feel It," the breezy, swinging "Things We Used to Do" and the sexy-smooth "Nubian Prince." But Blackgirl mostly offers the same sleek harmonies and faceless soul of its sisters with voices. (And why don't they just spell out "you"?) Thoroughly enjoyable and just as forgettable. (Kaper/RCA)

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