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A trio of spikey-haired bleached blonds with A's in the subjects Harmonizing 101 and Pouting for Beginners at the Backstreet Boys Academy, Toronto-based b4-4 made waves with this debut with the track "Get Down." Chart-topping pop doesn't get much more explicit than this (very) thinly veiled ode to oral sex--the hook being that such activities should be mutual--but Ohad Einbinder and identical twins Ryan and Dan Kowarsky keep everything squeaky clean on the rest of the album. The sap runneth over on declarations of true love such as "Ball and Chain," "That's How I Know," and "Endlessly," for instance. What finally separates the disc from similar efforts by other boy bands is mostly the evil genius of Jason Levine and James McCollum (a.k.a. Prozzäk, and the production team who worked on Nelly Furtado's debut). The two help out on a number of tracks including "Really Gotta Want It" and "Go Go," both of which benefit from a little bit of electric guitar oomph and an extra dose of pop energy. Those songs, along with "Get Down," are enough to win this disc more than also-ran status, but older music fans may find the trio's gleeful massacre of "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" and "You've Got a Friend" unforgivable. It's unlikely either pop classic will ever be the same. --Shawn Conner
Top Customer Reviews
The only word I can use to describe their voices are truly angelic.
Oh yea....they're all hot too.
The first time I heard b4-4 was on MuchMusic, the song was "Go Go". I really liked this song for its beat, and fast paced lyrics. After I had heard it I downloaded the song, and listened to it over a hundred times! Later I downloaded a few other of their songs, but it wasn't until I visited their website ... that I started to like the band and really wanted this CD.
The CD itself has 12 tracks, most of them are slow paced love songs but there are a few fast songs. Nearly all the songs are on the topic of love, and relationships, with the exception of "Really Gotta Want It" which is for all wannabe singer/songwriters. It teaches you to believe in yourself and reach up high.
The first time that I listened to the CD, I was quite disappointed in some of the other songs on it, but after I had listened to it again I fell in love with the whole thing and now I treat it with the utmost care!
I reccomend this CD to any pop lover, because they will simply love this CD!
You will fall in love with them their voices are amazing and if you don't believe me check out their website.
Most recent customer reviews
I just don't know what to say.... after putting on this cd with a bunch of my girlfriends I couldn't but help think about every man i've ever been with. Read morePublished on April 19 2004 by Laura Waltman
Sure they really can sing, however, they're 7 years to late to embark on the music scence with a BOYZBAND musical format. Read morePublished on July 30 2003 by FredericWhite
I listened to Go, Go and I liked it so I bought the CD. I soon found that the rest of the songs don't sound anything like I thought they would. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2003