We Need More Stars; Five is Not Enough
Andrea | USA | 10/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I will never be able to sing enough praise for this splendid, heavenly, romantic, touching CD. These songs are absolutely superb. "On Bended Knee", "I'll Make Love to You", "Thank You", "Trying Times" "You Know", "All Around the World" are some examples of the wonderful and magnificent songs.
But the best song of all is "Fifty Candles". That song is so touching, splendid, and romantic, I can almost smell a rose-scented fragrant candle, and can almost hear raindrops beating against a window sill and birds chirping. I feel the song is so romantic and tender, I can almost sense a wedding in process! This song is perfect to listen to during a rainy or stormy evening, or while getting a massage or during a nice, long soak in the bathtub. I am highly sensitive; I notice certain things and sense things that the average person might not. But this CD is superb, even for someone who is not so sensitive.
This CD deserves more than five stars, just by itself. And I'd love it all the same even if it weren't for my best friend, Leah. Leah loved Boys II Men, and whenever I listen to this CD, it makes me think of her. She died three years ago; I'm just now getting over the rawness of it. Leah was the best friend I've ever had in my life (not counting family, kids, husband, etc.) And she's even better than this CD, and this CD is hard to beat."
The boyz became men
Nuisance | Miami | 02/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"CooleyHighHarmony is a classic album that has yet to be topped by any of these so-called R&B artists that are out now. Boyz II Men put Philly on the map as well as laid themselves a strong foundation in R&B with that album. There was only one way they could have went after Cooleyhighharmony: up. And they did with this superb sophomore release.
There are too many tracks that are vintage Boyz II Men tracks. Thank You, All Around The World, Vibin and U Know are excellent tracks the the Philly quartet. I'll Make Love To You and On Bended Knee were on Blender(cheap knockoff of Rolling Stone) and Vh1 as awesomely bad songs countdown but those love ballads are classics so the hell with Blender and VH1! These are the songs that these immature little freaks were conceived to and they have the nerve to trash it but never once do they mention any Eminem, D12 or any Shady records artists as well as Justin Timberlake. Are they trying to say that none of these artists make awesomely bad records? Really? I find that type of favoritism questionable. Plus forms of media like Vh1, Blender and GQ only appeal to idiotic trendies that think that saying "Meh" at the beginning of every sentence and defending movies that stink to high heaven makes them hip.
50 Candles, Water Runs Dry, Trying Times and Yesterday are more smooth R&B ballads that give this album a much needed boost. There are no bad songs on this album so I'll keep going on.
Bottom Line: Boyz II Men's II is the best sophomore album from an R&B quartet of all time. The ballads are exceptional and the fast songs aren't bad plus the group still has what most groups R&B groups now sorely lack: harmony. If you love 90s R&B in its purest form you cant go wrong with this sophomore effort by Boyz II Men.
Standouts: THANK YOU, ALL AROUND THE WORLD, U KNOW, VIBIN, TRYING TIMES, I'LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU, ON BENDED KNEE, WATER RUNS DRY and YESTERDAY."