This follow-up to last year's EarResistible finds the legendary group mining the same territory—melding old and new to reach beyond its adult fan corps.
This follow-up to last year's EarResistible finds the legendary group mining the same territory—melding old and new to reach beyond its adult fan corps. The concept worked extremely well on the group's 1998 return-to-glory, Phoenix Rising, but generates mixed results this time around. That said, there are several pleasing tracks. Harmony showcasers like "Forget About It," "That's How Heartaches Are Made," and "I Feel Good" are proof positive that the guys remain in fine form vocally. And as on the 1998 hit "Stay" (which sampled "My Girl"), the quintet dips back into its rich history on "A Love I Can See," which integrates elements of the group's 1963 cha-cha charmer "I Want a Love I Can See." But it's the old-school style songs that are the album's strengths—and not the more contemporary-striving numbers, like the title track. While that's welcome news to the Tempts' fan club, it won't do much in terms of enlisting new recruits.—GM