Music Review

Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA (2007)

Details Release Date: Nov 13, 2007; Lead Performance: Boyz II Men; Genre: R&B

Should we be concerned that Boyz II Men — one of the best-selling R&B groups of all time — may be going the way of older, standards-lovin' non-peers like Rod Stewart and Barry Manilow? After their vaguely successful '04 covers album, Throwback, the Boyz return with another throwback, Motown, this time sleepwalking through classics from the Four Tops, the Temptations, and the Commodores — then reserving the doziest treatment for their own hit, 1992's ''End of the Road.'' Which this might be. C-
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Originally posted Nov 09, 2007 Published in issue #964 Nov 16, 2007 Order article reprints

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