Mindless Behavior recently released their sophomore effort, All Around the World. Will the latest offering from the quartet meet the same success that followed their debut album?
The album starts strong with the title track “All Around the World”. The quartet then moves to talk about maximizing their opportunities with the ladies in “Keep Her on the Low”.
We slow down for a moment for the remorseful lament, “Used to Be”. MB shouts out Hollywood couples like Jay-Z and Beyonce; Brad and Angelina. I imagine some love-struck girl perched atop her bed while staring up at a picture of the group while listening to this track.
Souljah Boy joins the album on “I Lean (Lose It).” Despite the addition of the rapper, the ultra-repetitive, nasally, electronic chorus of this mid-tempo number made it one of the more skip-worthy tracks on the album.
Other forgettable songs include “Ready for Love,” “Forever,” and “Video.”
“Pretty Girl” pays tribute to Mindless Behavior’s favorite subject matter; pretty young ladies. The track features Jacob Lattimore and Lil Twist.
“I’m Falling” lifts up the joy of love. An easy favorite on the album, the song is a great springtime/summer jam about first love.
The boys promise to wipe away their love interest’s pain in “Band-Aid”. Thoughtful verse and a contagious hook make this song a virtually unforgettable addition to the album.
All Around the World finishes on a high note with “Brightside.” A club-banger, this techno-funk-inspired groove calls to mind untamed jumping, glow sticks, and riotous dancing.
Mindless Behavior’s second album is a generous effort whose techno-pop tunes are soon to be a favorite of tweens and cheerleading squads everywhere.
There are no profound offerings here. The subject matter is a repetitive tribute to pretty girls— but what do you expect; they’re 16! It’s all in good fun.
Tailor-made for their fans, All Around the World will groove, boogie, and pop its way into the hearts of young impressionable girls everywhere.
Check out the video for the album’s first single and title track, “All Around the World.”
Mindless Behavior has been called the next New Edition. Do you think they have that kind of longevity? Leave your comments below.
-Jennifer Hall, CBS Local