The long-running franchise's latest instalment "might be the summer's most satisfying blockbuster"
Since back in the day of Motown powerhouses like [B]Norman Whitfield[/B], through to modern day auteurs like [a]Babyface[/a] and [a]Missy Elliott[/a]/[B]Timbaland[/B], the ultimate power in soul music
went out with Paul Weller.
No, the guarantees of quality come from the behind-the-scenes names involved; Kedar Massenburg, who discovered Erykah Badu, executive produces. Missy Elliott herself writes and produces two tracks. Familiar, reliable names litter the credits. So then, 702 are only as good as their songs. Gooey sentimentalism kept to a bare minimum. Beats never straying the wrong side of 'funky'. Pretty damned good, then.
With Skepta and Stormzy dragging hard lyricism into the mainstream, Flowdan’s blunt rap suddenly feels on trend
The Canadian band bring little to the table with their second album of meat-and-potatoes tunes
Please, let this fifth Ice Age film be the last
Spielberg’s take on the beloved Roald Dahl novel is restrained, nostalgic and sweetly sentimental