Label: Absolute Recordings under exclusive license from MSM Music Group Inc. and BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
If it's been a while since you've heard a Boyz II Men album, then be prepared for a shock as Collide aims squarely at the adult contemporary crowd. "What Happens in Vegas" rocks a Motown beat, "Me Myself and I" has an airy Caribbean pop lilt, and "Don't Stop" bears a scratch guitar and a Jacksons-like pulse. The songwriting is mediocre, but the trio has strong harmonies, although departed member Michael McCary's baritone is a sorely missed element. "Losing Sleep" is the only throwback to their classic bedroom R&B, and that sound is as terrific as ever.