3D - TLC
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  • Summary: The two surviving members of the popular R&B trio completed this long-delayed fourth album after the early 2002 death of cofounder Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
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  1. features several career-defining turns by superstar producers such as the Neptunes ("In My Arms Tonight"), Babyface ("Hands Up"), Missy Elliott and Timbaland ("Dirty"), with all the group's playfulness and silky-smooth funk intact.
  2. Perhaps 3D doesn't blaze trails like their other albums, but it never plays it safe and it always satisfies, and it's one of the best modern soul albums of 2002.
  3. 80
    3D's sheer creative vibrancy is itself a testament to Lopes's live-wire charisma. [#12, p.155]
  4. But in spite of a slim body of songs and an occasionally half-finished feel, the group stakes a solid claim to the riches of future-soul with 3D, leaving a distinct stamp on even its weakest material with gorgeous singing built around the understated grace of '60s girl groups.
  5. Dozens of like-minded female acts have followed the trio into the R&B arena, yet 3D demonstrates how wide a gulf there is between the originals and their imitators.
  6. 60
    [A] slick, street-smart album of sassy party tracks and sensitive slow jams. [Jan 2003, p.73]
  7. 40
    The four tracks involving [Lopes] are superb.... Elsewhere, they audibly struggle. [Jan 2003, p.119]

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  1. NseE
    Nov 30, 2002
    10
    Yes,I am a big TLC fan,and yes,I miss Left eye, and yes, still this is brilliant. 'So so dumb', 'Good love', 'In Yes,I am a big TLC fan,and yes,I miss Left eye, and yes, still this is brilliant. 'So so dumb', 'Good love', 'In your arms tonight', 'Damaged'. Diverse songs, fantastic. Expand
  2. MelissaL
    Jun 1, 2003
    10
    i give it a 10 ofcoarse cuz this is a great Cd. such a variation to the music. Exactlly what u need threw out the day. luv songs yet with the i give it a 10 ofcoarse cuz this is a great Cd. such a variation to the music. Exactlly what u need threw out the day. luv songs yet with the toss of an up beat r&b simply perfect to listen too. Expand
  3. AshaA
    Oct 11, 2004
    10
    This album is the best TLC album ever