From the Bottom Up (1995) Buoyed by the surprise hit "If You Love Me," this female trio (which debuted on Michael Jackson's new MJJ label) revels in muted new-jack harmonies.… Brownstone R&B
Music Review

From the Bottom Up (1995)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Brownstone; Genre: R&B

Buoyed by the surprise hit ''If You Love Me,'' this female trio (which debuted on Michael Jackson's new MJJ label) revels in muted new-jack harmonies. Soul they've got, and when it outshines the synthesized sheen of the various producers on From the Bottom Up (MJJ/Epic) -- as on their fluid cover of the Eagles' ''I Can't Tell You Why'' and the superior funk number ''True to Me'' -- SWV, look out. B-

Originally posted Feb 10, 1995 Published in issue #261 Feb 10, 1995 Order article reprints