Testament (AS Recordings) POP
The English quartet were seen as one of the better girl groups of the late 1990s but this fifth album seems unsure whether it wants to return to those freewheelin’ days or to be seen as A Serious Work. The overly fussy production doesn’t help, nor does sloganeering lyrics that strive for profundity. ‘Glorious’ suffers from both. It’s better delivering straight pop, like the William Orbit-assisted ‘Testament in Motion’.