In Brief: : *** EN VOGUE, "Born to Sing," Atlantic.: Albums are rated from five stars (a classic) to one star (poor).

Unlike most female groups, these four R&B; singers can really sing--and do some passable rapping too. Best known for the hit single "Hold on," En Vogue, on its debut album, admirably performs a batch of mostly well-crafted ballads and medium-tempo songs. Grating, dissonant vocal blends do spoil a few otherwise strong songs. The ingeniously arranged "Time Goes On" is the class of this collection.

Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World