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Release Some Tension Unlike SWV's sophomore entry — which was stifled by too many vocal rearrangements and overuse of a funky-yodel gimmick that was the R&B lick of ...Release Some Tension Unlike SWV's sophomore entry — which was stifled by too many vocal rearrangements and overuse of a funky-yodel gimmick that was the R&B lick of ...1997-08-15
B+

Release Some Tension

Lead Performer: SWV; Status: In Season

Unlike SWV’s sophomore entry — which was stifled by too many vocal rearrangements and overuse of a funky-yodel gimmick that was the R&B lick of 1996 — their third effort, Release Some Tension, finds the sistas lifting their voices with rollicking dexterity and torchy soul, returning to what got them their multi-platinum status. Hip-hop phenoms Sean ”Puffy” Combs, Missy Elliott, and Redman add street cred and pop velocity. B+

Originally posted August 15 1997 — 12:00 AM EDT

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