(1990) Wilson Phillips

Wilson Phillips

... read moreSugary, commercial pop/rock isn't necessarily a bad thing, and in fact can be fairly enjoyable in the right hands. But Wilson Phillips are much too sweet for their own good. This debut album -- which amazingly went five-times platinum during the early 1990s -- is about as lightweight and sophomoric...

45′:54″ 10 Songs

1
Wilson Phillips
Hold On
4:25
2
Wilson Phillips
Release Me
4:56
3
Wilson Phillips
Impulsive
4:34
4
Wilson Phillips
Next To You (Someday I'll Be)
4:57
5
Wilson Phillips
You're In Love
4:51
6
Wilson Phillips
Over And Over
4:40
7
Wilson Phillips
A Reason To Believe
4:04
8
Wilson Phillips
Ooh You're Gold
4:19
9
Wilson Phillips
Eyes Like Twins
5:03
10
Wilson Phillips
The Dream Is Still Alive
4:05
Released 01 January 1990, ℗ 1990 Capitol Records, LLC

Review

Sugary, commercial pop/rock isn't necessarily a bad thing, and in fact can be fairly enjoyable in the right hands. But Wilson Phillips are much too sweet for their own good. This debut album -- which amazingly went five-times platinum during the early 1990s -- is about as lightweight and sophomoric as it gets. Chynna Phillips' weak singing on such homogenized, mundane fluff as "Impulsive," "The Dream Is Still Alive," and the chart-topping "Hold On" isn't even remotely convincing. Compared to Phillips' saccharine performances on "You're in Love" (another major hit) and "A Reason to Believe," even Tiffany and Debbie Gibson's debut albums have some bite. ~ Alex Henderson