Monica: Miss Thang (1995)

monica miss thangBy Scott Goldfine

Hailing from Atlanta, teenage vocalist Monica flashes pleasant pipes and the requisite sass, but little individuality on her debut. Hotshot Dallas Austin turns the knobs on a project that’s right at home on keyboard-dominated, contemporary R&B radio, but symptomatic of today’s overemphasis of homogenized production over personality.

Still, fans of TLC, Brandy and Mary J. Blige may be pleased.

GRADE: C+

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