Guilty Pleasures A quarter century after she and producer-writer Barry Gibb conjured up her best modern-pop album, Guilty , Barbara Streisand and Gibb reunite for a belated… Guilty Pleasures A quarter century after she and producer-writer Barry Gibb conjured up her best modern-pop album, Guilty , Barbara Streisand and Gibb reunite for a belated… 2005-09-20 Barbra Streisand Pop
Music Review

Guilty Pleasures (2005)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 20, 2005; Lead Performance: Barbra Streisand; Genre: Pop

A quarter century after she and producer-writer Barry Gibb conjured up her best modern-pop album, Guilty, Barbara Streisand and Gibb reunite for a belated sequel, Guilty Pleasures. Gibb can still craft gauzy, adult-disco grooves, and Streisand has lost little of her vocal firepower. But while Guilty seethed with romantic and sexual tension, the illicit-romance themes in Gibb's new songs feel shticky and forced, and the hooks aren't as prevalent. Too bad they waited so long.

Originally posted Sep 16, 2005 Published in issue #841 Sep 23, 2005 Order article reprints