Following solo forays, Destiny's Child returns with its first studio album in three years. However, the trio's trademark booty-shakin' dance fare takes a back seat to a more R&B/soul vibe.

Following solo forays, Destiny's Child returns with its first studio album in three years. However, the trio's trademark booty-shakin' dance fare takes a back seat to a more R&B/soul vibe. Save for the marching drum rhythms of top five single "Lose My Breath," "Destiny Fulfilled" pays a nod to laid-back R&B and contemporary hip-hop. Trading verses, Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle tell the story of a woman's quest for love, with "If " an absolute high point. (Remember those lush Love Unlimited albums? So do these ladies.) Their personal transition from teen-dom to young womanhood is most telling on "Soldier," "T-Shirt" and "Girl." Though all three members co-wrote the selections, this album is a testament to Beyoncé's evolving multiple talents: She co-produced all the tracks and handled the vocal arrangements.—GM