The unimaginative title and artwork suggest that TLC or TC, considering member Left Eye, the “L”, died in 2002, is back for all the wrong reasons. Haters, a generic pop anthem aimed at critics like me, seems to back that theory. The rest of the album is better.
Way Back, which is clumsily featured twice, the second being an “extended” version, sounds like a summer hit from the 1990s. That’s a good thing. Other standouts include Perfect Girls, a mellow girl power anthem about self esteem à la Unpretty, and American Gold.
my rating : 3 of 5