On "Pleasure and Pain," Atlanta's 112 recaptures the vocal magic that powered its multiplatinum predecessors "112," "Room 112" and "Part II," as well as hit singles like "Peaches & Cream." Speakin

On "Pleasure and Pain," Atlanta's 112 recaptures the vocal magic that powered its multiplatinum predecessors "112," "Room 112" and "Part II," as well as hit singles like "Peaches & Cream." Speaking to every aspect of a relationship—falling in love, cheating, falling out of love, one-night stands—group members Daron, Slim, Q and Mike leave no stone unturned as they mix contemporary R&B with its classic, soulful counterpart. The former is represented by such songs as the sexy, chart-climbing single "U Already Know," while the latter is felt in the Temptations-like a cappella harmonies on "We Goin' Be Alright" and "What the H**l Do You Want." And though ballads are 112's stock in trade, the group holds its own on the club joints "If I Hit" (featuring T.I.) and "Closing the Club" (featuring Three 6 Mafia). After the disappointing 2003 album "Hot & Wet," 112 is back on point.—RJ

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