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Gregory C. Bailes | 01/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Get Bizzy" got it right. I miss these guys and search for their name often for any new stuff. They were a classic soul group with roots from the old R&B days of The Gap Band, Roger Troutman & Zap, D Train, Lakeside, Fatback, SOS Band and many many more. By comparison, Lo-Key had their own sound, as did these old skool groups. They didn't attempt to copy all the groups of the 90's that tried to sound the same for the corp. money. These guys came in at a time when everybody tried to steal Charlie Wilson's sound because they had none of their own (Jodeci,..etc.). "Back 2 Da House" was so different from that copycat time in R&B that most listener's missed it. I was lucky enough to have enjoyed their 1st album and was ready when the second album came out. From start to finish, every song could've been a hit, if only the stations weren't sellouts. I would love to find anything involving these guys, especially DRE', the lead vocalist. This guy had the vocals that should still be ringing out today. My advise is to pick this up, if possible, it is a classic beyond anything produced in the last 15 years. Please Lo-Key "Come Back 2 Da House" once more and let's do it again."
"DON'T TRIP" ON THIS STELLAR 2ND EFFORT...
Get Bizzy 1 Time | NJ/NY | 10/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As opposed to the other reviewer here, I like this album better than "Where Dey At?". As a matter of fact, Lo-Key?'s 2nd (and last) cd still stands amongst any CURRENT R & B cd as one of the best. Yes, their sound is derivative of Jam & Lewis' , but still very unique, and all their own. Produced by group member Lance Alexander (who also produced "Love Makes No Sense" for Alexander O'Neal), the cd gives an updated flavor on the Slow Jams (like the Zapp-flavored "Turn Around" and "Play With Me"), and brings a classic funk swagger to my favorite jam on the album, "Don't Trip On Me". This track is bangin', period. And, Lo-Key? brings their more mature, laid back "adult-contemporary" groove to tracks like "Back 2 Da Howse" and "26 Cents". And, the funk is also apparent on "Been A Long Time", where the vocals are solid as well. In summary, this talented group is cut along the lines of the Mint Conditions of the R & B world, where they produce their own music, and the musicianship is real, and thoroughly evident. To this day, after 11 years of their being gone from the music scene, I STILL check Amazon from time to time to see if they're coming back. If it doesn't happen, (which seems pretty apparent) R & B/Soul Music has lost one of her true gems."
Not as good as "Where Dey At?"
amanda8236 | 04/07/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"On their classic debut album Where Dey At, Lo Key? had some awesome tracks including I Got A Thang 4 U and Milkshake whereas on this the follow up, they have lost a member and some brilliance. While this album is not terrible 26 cents and Good Old Fashioned Love are quite decent there are no masterpieces like on their debut album."