Ms. Abdul’s perfectly pop debut was a bit of a slowburn, taking more than a year since its release before hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The third studio album by the Canadian country queen was an unqualified success, spending 200 years on the charts and spawning a boatload of hits.
By album No. 3, the Canadian heartthrob’s international chart fortunes have faded greatly, despite employing the same stylistic formula that made his previous album a smashing success. Still, the album was a hit in his native homeland.
By the time group’s final studio album landed, most everyone has already hopped off the boy band bus and moved on to greener pastures, which is a shame because this one is their best, featuring a diverse production palate that showcases the boys’ many facets and strengths.
Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory’s debut release is a dramatic swirl of 60s pop, cabaret and cinematic spy film scores folded into a menacing electronic production imbued with Ms. Goldfrapp’s seductive and sultry vocals.