#373: CrazySexyCool by TLC


CrazySexyCool by TLC (1994)

Favorite Track(s): "Creep" and "Waterfalls" and "Switch" (but mostly because of the sample used) and "Sumthin' Wicked This Way Comes"

Thoughts: (Pre-Listening) It's rare for me to do a pre-listening for an album I'm pretty familiar with, but the fact is I want to say before I hear all of it that I don't believe it should be this high up on the list, no matter how much I enjoy "Creep" and "Waterfalls." The fact is this list is for the greatest albums of all time, and I'm just not sure this will be good enough to have received this ranking. But I could be wrong!

(Post-Listening) There were definite points of disappointment. For instance, here are some lyrics from "Red Light Special":

if you want it tonight
just come through my door
take off my clothes
and turn on the red light

SUBTLE. I like 'sexy' music as well as the next person, but "Sexual Healing" this ain't (mostly because they're comparing themselves to sex workers). But that's a minor criticism. The main criticism is that so many of the songs just feel like what were being done at the time--not timeless or brilliant or especially original.

I actually remember buying this album for my friend Christy in (dating myself) 5th grade, and I'm not sure her parents really appreciated that. Considering the main thing we did when we hung out was play with her complete playmobil medieval castle set, and at the time how scandalized I was by the word 'sexy', I don't blame them...

Is This Better Than A Hard Day's Night?: There are some fun, quality songs, but no, not to me.


Allie said...

Wait, why is Doctor Who tagged??

Um, I totally remember listening to this album at a girl scouts pool party. (4th grade) It was epic.

Maryann said...

Good call! I had a gif with David and the Doctor and then I removed to remove the tags...