Evolution

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The fourth album from 2008 X Factor runner-up JLS, 2012's Evolution features more of the British boy band's slick, dance-oriented R&B. This time, JLS have teamed up with big-name producers Mr. Bangladesh Usher, T-Pain and Rodney Jerkins Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber. The result is a synth-heavy album that evinces a kind of updated take on the '90s new jack swing influence that first inspired the group. JLS' heart is in the right place, delivering material that mixes hip-hop production with an ear to pop songwriting à la bands like Tony! Toni! Toné! and Bell Biv DeVoe. Cuts like the dirty leadoff song "Dessert" and the would-be club anthem "Hottest Girl in the World" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The fourth album from 2008 X Factor runner-up JLS, 2012's Evolution features more of the British boy band's slick, dance-oriented R&B. This time, JLS have teamed up with big-name producers Mr. Bangladesh Usher, T-Pain and Rodney Jerkins Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber. The result is a synth-heavy album that evinces a kind of updated take on the '90s new jack swing influence that first inspired the group. JLS' heart is in the right place, delivering material that mixes hip-hop production with an ear to pop songwriting à la bands like Tony! Toni! Toné! and Bell Biv DeVoe. Cuts like the dirty leadoff song "Dessert" and the would-be club anthem "Hottest Girl in the World" are radio-ready tracks built around percussive vocal samples. A few also feature some cheeky lyrical turns of phrase like "Girl, you're looking like a menu/Everything on you looks good to me" on "Dessert," and replacing the word "boyfriend" with "toyfriend" on "Hottest Girl". JLS also deliver some straightforward dance-pop tracks, like the Maroon 5-esque "Hold Me Down" and the romantic midtempo ballad "Don't Know That," which brings to mind the classic R&B sound of Boyz II Men and Jodeci.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2012
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 887254694823
  • Catalog Number: 5469482
  • Sales rank: 211,868

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dessert (3:34)
  2. 2 Hottest Girl in the World (3:38)
  3. 3 Have Your Way (3:30)
  4. 4 Hold Me Down (3:30)
  5. 5 I Like It (3:39)
  6. 6 All the Way (4:23)
  7. 7 Give Me Life (3:07)
  8. 8 Don't Know That (3:56)
  9. 9 Troublemaker - Bebe O'Hare (2:58)
  10. 10 Gotta Try It (3:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
JLS Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tom Barnes Drums
Pete Gordeno Vocals
Ben Kohn Guitar
Ali Tennant Vocals
Phillip "Logann" Scott Keyboards
Jairus Mozee Guitar
Johnel Background Vocals
Pete Kelleher Keyboards
Antonio Golson Keyboards
Bebe O'Hare Rap
AJ Azari Vocals
Technical Credits
Jermaine Jackson Composer
Keith Sweat Composer
Richard Griffiths Representation
Roy Murray Composer
Julian Palmer Executive Producer
Quiz Vocal Engineer
Wayne Hector Composer
Josef Larossi Composer
Tommy Parker Producer, Vocal Producer
Jay Warner Composer
Bruce Waynne Programming
Dirty Swift Programming
Mac Attkisson Engineer
Dem Jointz Producer, Vocal Producer
David L. Anderson II Producer
Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers Composer, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Naweed Mastering
Larossi Vocal Engineer
Jeff Edwards Engineer
The Runners Producer
The MIDI Mafia Producer
Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva Engineer, Pro-Tools
Harry Magee Representation
Andrew Harr Composer
Kevin Cossom Composer
Jonathan Gill Composer
Marvin Humes Composer
Aston Merrygold Composer
Oritsé Williams Composer
Andreas Romdhane Composer
Peter Gordeno Composer
Ali Tennant Composer
Shondrae "Mr. Bangladesh" Crawford Composer, Producer
Ina Wroldsen Composer
Eric Bellinger Composer
David Anderson Composer
Brittany Davis Composer
Andy Hughes Vocal Engineer
Reggie Rojo Jr. Engineer
Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Composer, Producer
Alex Oriet Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Matt Champlin Engineer
Jon-David Anderson Composer, Producer
Greg Morgan Sound Design
Phil McCaughan Representation
MNEK Additional Production
James F. Reynolds Additional Production
Dwayne Abernathy Composer
Sean "Elijah Blake" Fenton Composer
Emanuel Orelaja Composer
Armando Buelna Composer, Producer
Anthony Johnson Composer
William Reyes Composer, Producer
Paul "Hollywood Hotsauce" Dawson Composer, Producer
Mike "Scribz" Riley Composer
Mark Guinto Composer, Producer
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