Underneath - Hanson
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  • Summary: The three Hanson brothers (now ranging in age from 19 to 24) return with their third album, a full seven years after first hitting the pop charts.
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  1. This perfectly pitched record reveals that these hardworking brothers' valiant quest for independence shall be rewarded.
  2. Even though Underneath is a little too polished and Pro Tool-ed, that pop sensibility still rings loud and clear throughout the album, and track for track, it's likely their strongest album, even if it lacks glistening highlights along the lines of "Mmm-Bop."
  3. So all-in-all, with every track practically a text book example of what great pop should sound like, even the ballads, Hanson’s return is a welcome one.
  4. Taylor's delivery is often so slurred that it's hard to decipher what he's singing. [23 Apr 2004]
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    There are no future standards, but no sugary returns to childhood, either. [May 2004, p.124]
  6. Singing duties are divided democratically, but the best moments belong to Taylor, the Beyonce of the trio.
  7. There's little to dig here as the guys sound like a three-headed John Mayer or a trio of little Joe Jacksons.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 43
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 43
  3. Negative: 1 out of 43