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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 70
    A frothy soufflé of an album, heavy on the groovy dance beats and go-girl goodwill, light on profundity.
  2. The set oozes with timely funk beats and the kind of well-crafted songs that No. 1 hits are made of.
  3. "Forever" is about as glossy as it gets. It's also understandably predictable.
  4. It's been almost five years since England's Spice Girls had people smiling or sneering. Their third album, Forever, will probably provoke a reaction somewhere in the middle -- with one exception, it's just OK.
  5. An album of bland and relatively anonymous adult pop that rarely gets racier than offering to "keep you up all night" and "make you holler."
  6. Yes, this is their "mature" album, the one where the once effervescent combo that could be counted on for enough hooky innuendoes to excite pre-teen girls and dirty young men alike aspire toward some sort of longer-lasting pop relevance. Which translates here into ballads and a huge dose of R&B-lite. It all sounds very professional, though only a hardcore fan can deny that the bloom is definitely off the rose.
  7. There's no gentle way of saying this, so let's cut to the chase. This record is, quite simply, useless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. IvanE
    Oct 20, 2005
    10
    i feel it was a very good last try. its my favorite spice girls album and think it was seriuosly underated, Holloer and Get Down With Me are i feel it was a very good last try. its my favorite spice girls album and think it was seriuosly underated, Holloer and Get Down With Me are my two favorite dance songs, so infectious as well as fun. The four ballads on the album absolutely shine Let Love Lead The Way and Time Goes By definitely demonstrate their vocal power, i loved the tag team vocals in these songs. The best songs on this album are without a doubt Goodbye, Oxygen and If You Wanna Have Some Fun. i cried when i first heard goodbye Expand
  2. AmeliaS
    Oct 24, 2005
    10
    yeally good because it was relatable to!!!
  3. fulvior
    Aug 1, 2006
    10
    For me this is the best Spice Girls' album
  4. JoergenJoergensen
    Dec 7, 2002
    8
    Not Bad, girls...
  5. May 3, 2012
    5
    This isn't the original Spice Girls we intended it to be. Now as a Spice Girl fan, it hasn't had an amazing hit from it. Yes, maybe "Holler"This isn't the original Spice Girls we intended it to be. Now as a Spice Girl fan, it hasn't had an amazing hit from it. Yes, maybe "Holler" took its turn, but the rest of the album had less, yet horrid promotion. And the chart stats of this album wasn't an improvement either. And if they were a current band right now, their albums would have been the best, but not this..... "album" you say. Expand
  6. NickD.
    Sep 2, 2005
    1
    If this is supposed to be a comeback, Spice Girls is about as vivid as a month-old fish. Monotony is the keyword for this horrible collection If this is supposed to be a comeback, Spice Girls is about as vivid as a month-old fish. Monotony is the keyword for this horrible collection of sugary-sweet and peppy girlgroupmusic. But this does not surprise me; the fact that people still swallow this is no far from incomprehensible. Expand
  7. NseE
    Mar 15, 2003
    0
    I'd much rather watch paint dry.

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