Soul II Soul's "Keep on Movin'," one of last year's best albums, was a revelation, pushing the soul-jazz-rap amalgam toward a new frontier. This time, though, the only thing new that Soul II Soul is moving toward is New Age.
Many of the tracks on this severely disappointing album have a lackluster, New-Age feel--one step above elevator music. Soul II Soul's loping funk rhythms, which were crackling on the last album, are mostly somnambulistic this time. The lyrics, delivered by an assortment of female singers, are riddled with bargain-basement spiritualism.