Full Circle

  • Record Label: Arista
  • Release Date: Jul 23, 2002
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Blender
    60
    The gorgeous arrangements are still firmly in place, and the wavery vocals more earnest than ever. [#9, p.143]
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    Corny soul pitfalls are navigated via satisfying hooks which erupt every time the four-part harmonies kick in. [Sep 2002, p.101]
  3. 50
    This time, their quiet storm sounds like it's lost its thunder. There are no big emotional booms on the ballad-heavy album, just a confluence of harmless little raindrops and heartstring tugs.
  4. The tightly harmonized ballads that once lent them maturity are now garishly produced and lyrically insipid.
  5. The Philadelphia quartet continues to believe that barbershop harmonies, sugary ballads and New Jack Swing beats are where it's at. It ain't.
  6. It's a shame that an album so impossible to dislike is equally impossible to remember later.
  7. Rhyme schemes are frequently sophomoric, the production is already slightly dated, and the monotony of down-tempo songs is barely broken by cliched floor-stompers about Escalades and playa haters.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. EdleneH
    Jan 26, 2004
    10
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