Up and Down
Label: Atlantic Records
The debonair boy band Pretty Ricky was last seen in 2005, urging the ladies to "Grind With Me." The message remains the same, as does their brand of slow and hypnotic R&B. Packed with great vocal harmonies, a heavy bottom-end (take that however you will) and quivering R Kelly-esque solos, songs such as "On The Hotline," "Leave It All Up To You" and the saccharin "Love Like Honey" are irresistible pop. Late Night doesn't push boundaries--and the gym anthem "Personal Trainer" is laughable--but there are enough glimmers in the disc's first half to prove the Miami quartet are viable.