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Day26 returns with edgy R&B disc

If you’ve been following “Making the Band 4″ on MTV this season, it might come as a surprise to you that even with all the squabbling going on between members of Day26, the guys and their producers managed to make a surprisingly good sophomore album.

Any arguments over the musical direction of “Forever in a Day,” seem to have gone in the favor of those who wanted to stick with an R&B sound. But even so, the disc is anything but a collection of buttery soft ballads.

It’s all about hard-hitting beats – drum loops, keyboards and the occasional guitar riff – such as on first single “Imma Put it on Her,” featuring down South rapper Young Joc, or “Shawty Wats Up,” where the guys join T-Pain on the auto-tune machine.

Even slow jams like “Girlfriend, “So Good” and “Babymaker,” have a certain kick, and the lyrics prove more steamy than sweet.

The singing is strong throughout the album, and vocals from Brian, Mike, Qwanell, Robert and Willie blend without a hitch.



“Forever in a Day” (Bad Boy)

Genre: R&B

Grade: B

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