* Terry Ellis, "Southern Gal," Elektra. With En Vogue, Ellis has enjoyed critical and commercial success befitting a group fashioned after the Supremes. But here--the first of several solo projects planned for En Vogue members--she's just another diva wanna-be. Ellis has some thrilling high notes on "Wherever You Are" and "I Don't Mind," but that doesn't dispel this album's overall blandness.
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