12 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The London four-piece’s second outing welcomed in the new millennium with a mature, crisp sound courtesy of electronic production from William Orbit. The washed-out prettiness of "Pure Shores" and “Black Coffee”’s poetic longing perfectly reflects the album’s whirlpool of bleeps, giddy melodies and intimate harmonies, but their sexy R&B isn’t totally abandoned. “All Hooked Up”—full of turntable scratches, sirens and samples—is a strutting, slithery pop beast and “Ha Ha” perfectly showcases one of the UK’s best ever girl band’s mischief and grown-up appeal.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The London four-piece’s second outing welcomed in the new millennium with a mature, crisp sound courtesy of electronic production from William Orbit. The washed-out prettiness of "Pure Shores" and “Black Coffee”’s poetic longing perfectly reflects the album’s whirlpool of bleeps, giddy melodies and intimate harmonies, but their sexy R&B isn’t totally abandoned. “All Hooked Up”—full of turntable scratches, sirens and samples—is a strutting, slithery pop beast and “Ha Ha” perfectly showcases one of the UK’s best ever girl band’s mischief and grown-up appeal.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Jeff Morud ,

I Love Pure Shores and All Saints

Pure Shores recently came on the album not to long ago and I remember the song from the movie "The Beach" and I love it so much. It reminds me of good times

AshleyRoxs ,

Creative

Their sound is amazing

Cael Jones ,

One of the best albums to come out of the UK in the past twenty years...

This album solidified the bands reputation as a fresh, creative band. Singles: 'Pure Shores', 'Black Coffee', and 'All Hooked Up' varied in sound and production so, that the album was viewed as a wide range of musical capablility and innovative pop. It broke the barrier between the reputation as the new Spice Girls and took All Saints to a more mature level of pop. Forget what you've heard about British pop music, this album is an example of the amazing bands that do have the creative drive to be individual and powerful all at the same time. Perhaps that's the reason for their comparisons with the Spice Girls. Album highlights include Dreams, Whoopin' Over You, Surrender, Love Is Love, ah hell, it's all good.

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