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Wish the late comedian Phil Hartman was still around for a lot of reasons, but especially so he could deliver his patented "Sassy!" after every track on Mis-Teeq's American debut. On one hand it's a shame Yanks had to wait three years to get their groove on with these three fabulous women. On the other hand, the album does away with some limp filler by picking the best tracks from the group's two U.K. releases, Lickin' on Both Sides and Eye Candy. Better yet, slick remixes are chosen over lesser album versions, making this a Mis-Teeq mixtape that album owners might want to check. Lyrics are light but lively, swaggering but not standoffish, and maybe a little more risqué and hedonistic than parents would like. Production is where the album really shines. Whenever producers StarGate or Mushtaq are at the controls it's stunning, and when Starship gives "All I Want" the garage treatment you can't help but dance. The bits of garage -- the totally British blending of drum & bass beats with an urban-pop sheen -- are overblown in the band's press releases, but the genre's nocturnal-cool bravado is obvious throughout the album and a welcome alternative to the stale thuggish stomps and crunk shouts dominating America. Joe's minor contribution is barely worth mentioning, but Baby Cham's appearance is a winner as he tries to seduce these neva-gonna-get-it gals. Check the original albums and you'll find Mis-Teeq aren't as versatile and cunning as sweet-harmony sistas En Vogue. Think about how the Spice Girls would have benefited from this doing-away-with-dreck format and drop the laser anywhere for top-notch, boisterous fun.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/2004
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624880424
catalogNumber: 48804
Rank: 173847


  1. Scandalous
  2. One Night Stand
  3. Best Friends
  4. Can't Get It Back
  5. Home Tonight
  6. Roll On
  7. All I Want
  8. That's Just Not Me
  9. How Does It Feel
  10. B With Me
  11. Do Me Like That
  12. Dance Your Cares Away
  13. Can't Get It Back

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mis-Teeq   Primary Artist,Vocals
Andrew Smith   Guitar
Lloyd Anthony Gordon   Bass
Staybent   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Blacksmith   Producer,Audio Production
Joe   Producer
J.J. Belle   Composer
Ed Case   Producer
Alan Glass   Composer
Theodore Life   Composer
Marley Marl   drum programming
Salaam Remi   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Instrumentation
Ceri Evans   Producer
Gary Noble   Engineer
Maryanne Morgan   Composer
Marlon Williams   Composer
Stargate   Producer,Audio Production
K. Paul   Composer
Hallgeir Rustan   Composer,Instrumentation
Tor Erik Hermanson   Instrumentation
Peter Trotman   Vocal Producer
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas   Composer
Paul "Harry" Harris   Programming
Mushtaq   Producer,drum programming,Audio Production,Vocal Producer,Instrumentation
Alan Glass   Composer
Angela Hunte   Vocal Producer
Steve Antony   Programming
David Brant   Composer,Producer
Mio Shibata   Marketing
Staybent   Producer
Paul Trotman   Vocal Producer
Ellen Wakayama   Art Direction
Denise A. Williams   Marketing
Joseph Freeman   Composer
Karl Atkins   Programming
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer,Instrumentation
David Kelly   Producer,Instrumentation

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