I don't think it's really DC's fault that I don't like this album as much as the other two. I bought their second album, and then their third, before I purchased this one. They have really matured on their later CD's, but this is very good as well. At first, I didn't really like it, but it grew on me quickly. Younger, the girls sound sweeter and less confident, which fits most of the songs on this disc. The tracks that stood out the most to me were as follows:
Second Nature, the opener, is a ballad that's sexy, but not nastily so. The harmony is smooth and very apealing.
With Me Part I is a funky, club-ready tune that could make a dog dance! Also good harmony.
Illusions is my favorite song on the album. The melody is very original, and DC proved they can keep up the perfect harmonizing even on short notes.
Sail On is an excellent remake! I think this song is where Beyonce sounds the most emotional, like she was really in this situation once.
Although most of the other songs aren't as good as the ones mentioned above (Beyonce sounds a bit strange on the ballad "Tell Me"), this is really a commendable debut from what would later become the most popular girl group of the generation.