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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. The album isn't the romp it might have been had Lopes survived, but 3D solidly embodies black pop in a year in which it has lacked a center.
  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. There are few absolute duffers here: '3D' makes for a perfectly pleasant 50 minutes of slick and homogenised R&B. It's just that, from such a reputable firm - and at such an emotional and auspicious point in their career - it's impossible not to expect more.
  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