Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA

  • Record Label: Decca
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2007
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. The material tends to work best when they sound relatively relaxed, as opposed to when it is obvious that they are trying very hard to honor the originals while being over-demonstrative with their obviously gifted voices.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    42
    After their vaguely successful '04 covers album, "Throwback," the Boyz return with another throwback, this time sleepwalking through classics. [16 Nov 2007, p.79]
  3. Hitsville's unrelenting smoothness verges on kitsch and quickly becomes grating.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 24, 2016
    8
    This was a brilliant album something really enjoyed I randomly discovered it by listening to music on my mum's phone and from then on IThis was a brilliant album something really enjoyed I randomly discovered it by listening to music on my mum's phone and from then on I listened to it constantly and began listen to their other work it is spectacular. Full Review »
  2. JSanders
    Apr 1, 2008
    10
    Fantastic CD! Many thanks to the Boyz for giving my teens and 12 year old something worthwhile to listen to and introducing them to sounds of Fantastic CD! Many thanks to the Boyz for giving my teens and 12 year old something worthwhile to listen to and introducing them to sounds of Motown past. They did not change the integrity of the songs, but just added their special touch which is fabulous. Full Review »
  3. JoeL.
    Dec 7, 2007
    10
    They make these songs even more beautiful.