Spice Girls - Spiceworld 
Music Disc Reviews Audio CD
Written by Jason Karsh   
Tuesday, 04 November 1997

Spice World,
Virgin Records
| Performance 7 | Sound 8 |

The second effort from Britain's latest fab five kicks off with a salsa flavored number that includes the line, "slam it to the left . . . shake it to the right" and another song that shouts, "Get down. Get deeper and down." And, honestly, isn't that what the Spice Girls are all about? Here are five girls who answered a classified ad and became an international phenomenon. God, were it only that easy for us all. The Spice Girls are eye candy aimed at men age eight to eighty and they play their rolls to the hilt. That part we love.

Their music? Well, that's always relative. Remember it wasn't too long ago that our little world was strung out on a group known as New Kids On The Block. As for this album, well, it's pretty much what you'd expect. It's highly produced, concealing whether or not these little sirens have any vocal talent or not, and it will probably spawn a few radio singles deservedly so or otherwise. It also contains the song 'Move Over' which may or may not have come before the Pepsi ad that features. That should probably tell us all something too. At any rate, this album, could probably best be called a near facsimile of their first album. And, if you've ever sent a fax, you probably know the quality of copy you usually up with. 'Viva Forever.'

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