Forever - Spice Girls
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

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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. Every genre cliché, from homogenized harmonies to delicately plucked stringed instruments to male rapper interjections, is securely in place. The music is so tasteful, restrained, and assembly line proficient that it makes early singles like ''Say You'll Be There'' sound like the rawest punk rock.
  4. "Forever" is about as glossy as it gets. It's also understandably predictable.
  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: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. May 28, 2014
    10
    "The spice girls are the woman leaders of the century ".............................................................................................................................................................. Expand
  2. 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" 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

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