TLC

TLC - TLC
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2017 Ratings: #665 / 719
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
2017 Ratings: #577
June 30, 2017 / Release Date
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852 Musiq / Label
R&B, Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Guardian

TLC are the second most successful girl group of all time (after the Spice Girls) and this record proves that their winning formula still works.

74
Pitchfork

With the final TLC album, Chilli and T-Boz have crafted a conscious epilogue to their catalog and a love letter to their fans. It hits every style in their vast range and dignifies their career.

70
Drowned in Sound

Throughout the album, Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozanda ‘Chilli’ Thomas work well together, backing each other up and calling in at the right points to create the complimentary layering and harmonies.

67
Entertainment Weekly

If the new songs are likable enough, none eclipse those of their peak. Luckily, TLC has always had as much to do with an emotional connection as with the music. Here, they stoke it in ways likely to give longtime fans a nice glow.

61
Paste

TLC doesn’t take any creative risks and, in doing so, ends up lukewarm and average — two words that would have never been used to describe TLC in their heyday. Perhaps the group could have bowed out more gracefully — and left its legacy untainted — without attempting to force this unnecessary sequel.

60
NME

This album also feels more purposeful than the average reunion effort because it was crowdfunded by fans. Perhaps partly in deference to their generosity, remaining band members Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas don’t try anything too radical.

50
AllMusic

One-and-a-half decades had little effect on T-Boz, who unsurprisingly handles the vast majority of the vocals, sounding no different than she did in the early 2000s. As moving as it is to hear her and Chilli together for another album, the material is not up to par with TLC's past. Flashbacks are more likely than repeat play.

40
Slant Magazine

The album may appeal to those eager to relive TLC's glory days, but whether this retro-leaning album has anything to say to the unconverted is less clear—meaning that TLC may ultimately cement the duo as the legacy act they seem perfectly comfortable becoming.

tha138
60
15 years later, T-Boz and Chilli need no introduction, they just send us their greetings with a pop album, financed by a Kickstarter campaign, that presents a pleasant regularity, totally linked to a distant past.
Lufeboy
55
TLC nos apresentou trabalhos magníficos durante toda sua carreira. Em seu álbum final, o grupo constrói um disco que, no conjunto, parece legal, mas há muitas outras coisas que também faltam no álbum e que não parece nada do que o TLC é.
80
TLC will always be my favorite girl group of all time and this self-label record proves that their solid formula still works. However, I wish they followed their CrazySexyCool formula more closely (my #1 favorite album) I understand this is not a proper comeback album but a celebration of TLC's history and their sounds. This is a satisfactory album for TLC's fans. Now I'm okay with them not recording another album, but I still hope they will release their own solo album soon. Ha.
kelanobrien
NR
No Introduction is a baller opening track, Way Back is such a vibe song, It’s Sunny had me dancing while folding clothes, they have the perfect sound to have a song called Haters, EVEN THE INTERLUDE had me swaying. I was young enough that I missed TLC growing up other than the staples like No Scrubs and Waterfalls but I’m so glad I listened to this because this album is such a bop and modern take on 90s music.
Z.Younk
64
Chilli and T's vocals have not aged a day, unfortunately their production and ear for music has, and it hasn't aged as gracefully as their voices.
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Track List

  1. No Introduction
  2. Way Back (feat. Snoop Dogg)
  3. It's Sunny
  4. Haters
  5. Perfect Girls
  6. Interlude
  7. Start a Fire
  8. American Gold
  9. Scandalous
  10. Aye Muthafucka
  11. Joy Ride
  12. Way Back (Extended Version) [feat. Snoop Dogg]
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