Houston, Whitney : My love is your love
Though this is both soft, and very, very long, it is, to be fair, on the strong side, too.
due to the 'soulful' nature of what she's communicating,
[a]Lauryn Hill[/a] takes five times longer than she really needs to express herself. It's embarrassing for the poor kid. No-one lets
order in restaurants any more. She can't go to the football.
Whitney doesn't seem to mind. She's got in Wyclef
to write this fairly nice soppiness, in which she envisages what
would say if anyone asked her what she did in World War III (this
[I]"saw the destruction"[/I], incidentally, rather than [I]"went shopping in Neutral Territory"[/I]), and it takes her quite a while to sing it. Now Wyclef's had a go at her, Whitney singing 'Orgasm Addict' would last longer the Oberammergau Passion Play, but though this is both soft, and very, very long, it is, to be fair, on the strong side, too.
To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday