Who Do You Think You Are - Spice Girls, Rowe, Matt
Something Kinda Funny - Spice Girls, Spice Girls
Naked - Spice Girls, Spice Girls
If U Can't Dance - Spice Girls, Castor, Jimmy
Putting aside the Girl Power phenomenon--really, what were the chances five scantily-clad birds flashing their knickers with kung-fu kicks wouldn't make it in the music industry?--the Spice Girls really do mean something: ... more »great singles. There's not a dog in their whole back-catalogue. They kicked off their career with "Wannabe", "Say You'll Be There" and "2 Become 1"--that's the pop equivalent of an Olympic gold in the triathlon. They're all here on Spice, along with the live favourite "If You Can't Dance"--one that Geri always looked particularly picked-upon whilst singing--and that irresistible champagne effervescence of pop history in the making. The only mistake they made at this point in their career was not releasing the slinky R&B track "Naked" as a single; and if that's because the video plot automatically suggests itself as too obvious, it's not as if that curtailed any other facet of their career. --Caitlin Moran« less
Putting aside the Girl Power phenomenon--really, what were the chances five scantily-clad birds flashing their knickers with kung-fu kicks wouldn't make it in the music industry?--the Spice Girls really do mean something: great singles. There's not a dog in their whole back-catalogue. They kicked off their career with "Wannabe", "Say You'll Be There" and "2 Become 1"--that's the pop equivalent of an Olympic gold in the triathlon. They're all here on Spice, along with the live favourite "If You Can't Dance"--one that Geri always looked particularly picked-upon whilst singing--and that irresistible champagne effervescence of pop history in the making. The only mistake they made at this point in their career was not releasing the slinky R&B track "Naked" as a single; and if that's because the video plot automatically suggests itself as too obvious, it's not as if that curtailed any other facet of their career. --Caitlin Moran
Chase G. from GLEN BURNIE, MD Reviewed on 10/4/2009...
LOVE IT! BUY IT!
Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
guilty pleasure #1
Barbara M. (Babe) from NEW YORK, NY Reviewed on 3/15/2007...
Definitive Spice Girls - real dance music. One of their best.
Elizabeth A. from EAST CHINA, MI Reviewed on 8/16/2006...
The first CD.
Jenn L. (vintageheart) from WAMEGO, KS Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
ima huge Spice Girls fan so i think their music is awesome:)
kristen_mcmenamy_fan | a farm town that I hate living in | 03/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know where I went wrong. I am not a pop music fan at ALL. In fact I listen to heavy metal. No, seriously! I like Pantera and Metallica and Nirvana (more grunge than metal though), etc., but for some reason I also like the Spice Girls. I have all of their albums, solo albums, and a lot of their solo import singles, too. They are sitting right in between Soundgarden and Testament CDs. The Spice album has something different than other pop acts. Spice Girls albums are ones I just can't bring myself to throw away. Sometimes I can hardly believe I own this kind of music, but I listen to it, I like it, and I am sick of people branding Spice Girls fans as poppy teenage girls! Well, I AM a teenage girl, but I'm more gothic than preppie or poppy. Spice is an album MANY people will like if they can give it a chance. I don't know how anyone can listen to some of these songs and honestly say it's airheaded B.S.! The thing is, be open-minded and listen to it without thinking, "These are the Spice Girls. Bubblegum pop. No! Bad!" This is like saying some type of food is gross when you've never even tryed it! I HATE when people do that..."
Spice is Nice
C. Heath | 05/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Back in the late 90's if you didn't own this cd, you just weren't hip. Now in 2003, you if you still have it, well, you just aren't. The five spices came to America to conquer and they did. From 1996-1998, the Spice Girls ruled the world, selling out concerts and racking up #1 albums and singles. Then, the spice wasn't right for, "Ginger," Geri Halliwell quit the band. This album will go down in history for being one the most sold albums by a female group ever, and it is a shame the spice isn't going strong. But, here is a more in depth look at the songs and what I rate them out of five stars.1.Wannabe - ***** -If you have not heard this song yet, you do not derserve to know what it is like.
2.Say You'll Be There - ***** - Great up tempo pop.
3.2 Become 1 - ***** - A winter ballad, it sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
4.Love Thing - **** - First of the fillers, hip hop song.
5.Last Time Lover - **** - Another filler, not much going on here, the same as before.6.Mama - **** - Title says it all, ode to yo mama. Slow ballad.
7.Who Do You Think You Are? - ***** - Another fast pop song, like something Christina Aguilera or Britney would sing back in '99.
8.Something Kinda Funny - **** - Not much of a difference than tracks 4 & 5.
9.Naked - ***** - More of a seductive, dirty song. Slow.
10.If U Can't Dance - ***** - Easily one of the best tracks on the album."
I Miss Them.. Viva Spice Forever...
Joshua Simon | Singapore | 02/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When i was like ... really young, i never listened to PoP music.. or any kinda music. I hated music. I was really a stuck up, bad attitude, violent guy.
Then my parents bought this cd for me.. Which i thought was stupid.. 5 girls ... haha.. I chucked it asside..
Everyone was obsessed wit Spice girls at that time.. Gosh.. posters.. stickers.. lollipops.. Barbie dolls.. Singles.. Cds.. it was everywhere.. This kinda thing never happened..
But i ignored em and continued my life.. I was a realli.. terrible kid.
A few years later, my mom died.. I never felt so depressed before.. My friend came over to my house and popped in the cd.. and put the track MaMa on.. Gosh.. It really touched me.. It spoke for me.. ..
Spice girls changed my life.. yea they cant sing that well.. but i will always love them no matter what.. I'll miss the good ole daes.. It'll never happen again. Even if they reunite. The music world is different.. Songs like wannabe, mama.. 2 become 1.. say u'll be there.. these songs cant be made any more.. PoP is different nowadays.. The difference u can see and compare.. Holler VS Wannabe..
Treasure the SPICE and SPICEWORLD.. I miss them.."
The Best Spice Girls CD
Weather Warden | Auckland, NZ | 10/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was a huge Spice Girls fan back in 1996/1997/1998. Then Geri quit the group and I lost faith in them. Spiceworld is brilliant too, but their debut album has to be the best.
Need I say much? EVERYONE knows this song. It was the girls first single, and a brill one at that. I'm sick of it now, but the chorus is very catchy. 5/52. Say You'll Be There
I LOVE this live. It sounds so great. It was the Spice Girls' second single. I love Mel C's backings at the end, and Emma's first verse. The video is funny and overall the song is very cool. 5/53. 2 Become 1
The first ballad you encounter on the CD. It was the Christmas #1 in 1996, and it's sweet. Emma sounds excellent on this song, taking over the bridges. I like Mel B's catchy little thing on the end of the choruses, and the music at the end. Great. 5/54. Love Thing
The first non single track you come across. This is a cute, catchy little song, where the girls tell their men "i don't want no pushing and shoving, don't wanna know about that love thing". Very singable. 5/55. Last Time Lover
This is my favourite song on the album tied with "Naked". This is sexy, smooth and brill. Emma sounds AWESOME on the choruses, and Mel B does a great job on the verses. And Geri... sounds EXCELLENT. I LOVE THIS SONG, I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!! 55555555555/56. Mama
This song is the girls' fourth single. It's all about their mothers, and the girls' mums feature in the video. I don't really like this song much, it's too slow for me. But I like the end with the cool choir chorus. 4/57. Who Do You Think You Are
Comic Relief single, which means it has extra credit for being for charity. This is dancy, bouncy and upbeat, a massive change from the guitars and balladness of the last track. It has a great video too. 5/58. Something Kinda Funny
This song gets boring if you listen to it too much. It has cool music and great bridges from Emma. The performance live is brill (especially the performance in Live At Wembley with the dancers), and overall it's a great song. 5/59. Naked
My favourite song tied with "Last Time Lover". This has creepy music and great vocals. Mel C and Victoria sound awesome on the chorus, and Emma sounds good too. I adore the live performance of this. I LOVE THIS SONG, I LOVE THIS SONG!!!! 55555555555/510. If U Can't Dance
A great way to end the album. This song is upbeat and makes you want to dance. Mel B sounds great, and I love the music. 5/5If you couldn't guess, Emma is my favourite Spice Girl. This album is brilliant. It's a shame the girls have given up on the Spice Girls, since they were a remarkable band. This CD is firmly lodged in my CD collection."