Wanda Dee once worked with British rave group the KLF. For some, this will mean something, while others will simply yawn.

Wanda Dee once worked with British rave group the KLF. For some, this will mean something, while others will simply yawn. Whatever camp you find yourself in, one thing is certain: The Goddess Is Here! lacks luster and excitement. Too often, Dee and producer Giuseppe D. simply go through the motions on one too many remakes ("Slave to the Rhythm" and "Controversy," among others). Cover versions of "I Ain't Been Licked" (featuring Freda Payne) and "Don't Leave Me This Way" (featuring Loleatta Holloway) retain none of the verve or emotion of the classic versions (by Diana Ross and Thelma Houston, respectively). If Dee is truly a "goddess," she needs to work up more of a sweat next time around.—MP

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

Print