TLC : Unpretty

A gentle strum-rap wrapped around a scathing lyric about destructive ideals of female beauty, it initially feels like a rad-fem razor blade concealed in candy.

TLC  : Unpretty

In the Girl Power stakes, loading up on booze and burning down your deadbeat boyfriend's house is premier league material. Alas, [a]TLC[/a]'s records never quite live up to their incendiary offstage image, and so it is with this catchy but softcore sequel

to

'No Scrubs'.





A gentle strum-rap wrapped around a scathing

lyric about destructive ideals of female beauty, it initially feels like a rad-fem razor blade concealed in candy. Sadly, the ultimate message seems to be that laydeez should be pretty on the inside as well as the outside D so that's two sets of tyrannical standards instead of just one. Cheers.





And whining about skin-deep attraction

when you look like these ultra-manicured Atlanta cuties is a bit rich too, surely? Go read Naomi Wolf's The Beauty

Myth


and get back to us. Meanwhile, we'll be listening to the much more swoonsomely futuristic smooch-soul sirens Destiny's Child.



Stephen Dalton

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