Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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HAVEN U. from DURHAM, NC
Reviewed on 2/19/2011...
Very listenable music here. They sound much better with live instrumentation but they 're never below average in any event. Probably good for many different crowds and get-togethers. Mint Condition is one of the most consistently intrepid yet comforting bands of the last 30 years. This album is another piece in that puzzle.
The name for this gruop is an understatement... HOT!
I.B. | Westampton, NJ | 12/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This new cd took me by a suprise. I bought it as a gift for my uncle because I know he likes this kind of soul. I Heard of them before and I know their old songs but I didn't like them enough to get the cd at first. Before I wrapped it I was curious to know how it was...so I listened to it. I was blown away by the mix of live instruments and up-to date sounds they mixed in the cd. The thing that some reviewers and listeners might not know is that the beats they made was all done by the drummer....not a machine. The only other artist I know that does beats like that without a machine is The Roots. The best songs here r: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10. Every song here is worth a listen though. I heard this cd one time through and by the second listen I already had money set to buy it(the same day). The Music here sets them apart from all the other R+B groups and they have a sound that sticks out. I like the theme they have going on behind the album too. Theme: They want everyone to be able to live together without having to live a lie. Life's Aquarium is a good title when you think of it because it's saying that in an aquarium, u can see fishes moving,and they live together and people who pass by and see them see everything they do and they have no problems. Thats deep! Thats about the deepest R+B album u will find today among a few others.Get this cd and your cd collection won't be anything less of mint condition."
I.B. | 02/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was instantly hooked on Mint Condition the first time I heard "Pretty Brown Eyes", way back when. Their sound was reminiscent to the music I grew up on (Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince -when he was "Prince", Stevie Wonder, etc.) This latest effort doesn't change my opinion. The ENTIRE band is extremely talented (Yeah, Stokley's wonderful, but lets give props where they're due.) MC's sound is what true R&B aficionados really crave -- not that "fluff" that's geared towards folks w/short attention spans. My favorite track has to be "This day, this minute, right now". Clare Fischer's string arrangment is nothing short of amazing. I understand some fans' concerns about MC having "sold out", but the brothers DO need to eat. AND if "selling out" means making themselves accessible to listeners that might otherwise be listening to "No-no-notorious", then sell they should! "Hip-hop" kids should be exposed to something other than Puffy (no offense), even if in small doses. I can't wait for their next CD. The band is great. Get the CD."