by JLS


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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/2012
Label: Sony Uk
UPC: 0887254694823
catalogNumber: 5469482

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
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   Producer
Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Larossi   Vocal Engineer
Jeff Edwards   Engineer
Runners   Producer
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   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 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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