Bravebird (2004) Back in 1996, when sultry singer Amel Larrieux left Groove Theory, her hip-hop soul collaboration with hunky producer Bryce Wilson, it was a sad end… 2004-01-20 Amel Larrieux
Music Review

Bravebird (2004)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jan 20, 2004; Lead Performance: Amel Larrieux

Back in 1996, when sultry singer Amel Larrieux left Groove Theory, her hip-hop soul collaboration with hunky producer Bryce Wilson, it was a sad end to a short-lived but promising partnership. Eight years later, Larrieux struggles to click with producer, cowriter, and actual life partner Laru Larrieux. At their best, the marrieds mix jazz, hip-hop, and even house into soothing grooves, but their second album's sappy ''save the world'' lyrics push the limits of idealism. Perhaps they're too happy together.

Originally posted Jan 23, 2004 Published in issue #747-748 Jan 23, 2004 Order article reprints
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