Picks and Pans Review: Welcome Ii

updated 07/24/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/24/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Next (Arista)

Following up 1998's irresistible "Too Close" with their latest hit single, "Wifey," this Minneapolis vocal trio still displays a sexy confidence. What they lack is consistently strong material. Much of this sophomore CD fixates on cybersex, and with eye-rolling lyrics like "I want your PC to sit on my laptop," it is hard to take Next seriously or give them credit for more substantial numbers like the reggae-flavored "Oh No No" or the bumpin' "Jerk."

Bottom Line: Uneven—next, please

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