Unappreciated Atlanta produces slick soul singers (Sleepy Brown, Bobby Valentino) faster than Janet Jackson sheds extra pounds. This month's model is Cherish, a cheery female foursome… Unappreciated Atlanta produces slick soul singers (Sleepy Brown, Bobby Valentino) faster than Janet Jackson sheds extra pounds. This month's model is Cherish, a cheery female foursome… 2006-08-15 Cherish R&B
Music Review

Unappreciated (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 15, 2006; Lead Performance: Cherish; Genre: R&B

Atlanta produces slick soul singers (Sleepy Brown, Bobby Valentino) faster than Janet Jackson sheds extra pounds. This month's model is Cherish, a cheery female foursome that blends the rapid call-and-response vocals of Destiny's Child with the slithery club grooves of Ciara. The mix works, creating a debut that matches of-the-moment beats with sticky melodies. The best cut on Unappreciated is the Don Vito-produced single ''Do It to It,'' which gives the Southern micro-genre known as snap music (think D4L's ''Laffy Taffy'') a Top 40 makeover with a slinky percolating beat and a sweetly cooing chorus.

Originally posted Aug 18, 2006 Published in issue #893 Aug 25, 2006 Order article reprints
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