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  • Summary: The fourth R&B/pop release from the 2008 runner-ups of the X Factor (UK) includes production from such artists as Midi Mafia, Mr. Bangladesh, Rodney Jerkins, and The Runners.
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  1. Nov 28, 2012
    60
    It's full of taut, sophisticated pop that nods to Justin Timberlake circa 2002, Timbaland circa 1999 and even some of Nicki Minaj's more experimental beats.
  2. Evolution is a perfect Frankenstorm of over-produced American R&B.
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    60
    As an exercise in not-so-subtle re-positioning the album is never less than effective and its high-points are more interesting and persuasive than most of JLS' peers.
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    50
    While longtime JLS fans may be satisfied with Evolution, those looking for either a smart reappropriation of sounds from the past or a daring creative leap forward will find themselves at a disappointing dead end.
  5. 40
    They've certainly lost much of their vocal character to the dreaded auto-tune, without gaining much by recompense.
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  1. Apr 30, 2013
    5
    This is actually a pretty good album. I love tracks like All The Way & Bring Me Life. They are what JLS are about... However, there are also quite a few average tracks on there... And they drag it down quite a lot, including Gotta Try It. That is very poor, but I've heard worse JLS Albums This is average overall Collapse