by Boyz II Men
Released: Oct 2011
Label: Benchmark Entertainment LLC
Twenty is, most of all, a testament to finding what works for you and then working it. And two decades into their career, Boyz II Men have perfected the art of candlelit, soft-focus slow jams and ballads. Thus, the new tracks on the album's first half flow almost effortlessly into the hits on the second, creating a continuum in which the Boyz position themselves relative to both classic (the solid, Temptations-esque "Benefit of a Fool") and contemporary (the almost club-ready "Flow") incarnations of the silky, smooth-talking croon. Also? "Motownphilly" is still a really good song.