Their first two albums may not be “cohesive” (I disagree with that word choice) but they all work together. It’s not like they went from a pure country bop to a heavy metal statement in the same tracklist.
Forever is just boring. After “Holler” everything just sounds like the same song (I don’t count “Goodbye” since it was released a whole two years prior) And lacks personality. This could’ve been the second Honeyz album.
I’m not sure if my post and choice of words has been misinterpreted, but when I use the word cohesive in regards to ‘Forever’, it was in no way meant as a slight to ‘Spice World’ as I have already stated it is one of the best pop albums of all time.
The cohesion I talk about with regards to ‘Forever’ is the sound that Darkchild created which runs through each of the tracks, causing it to almost play like one long song. For some this can be irksome and tiring, for others it’s means the albums flows but it doesn’t put it ahead of Spice World, no. At this point, it feels like the girls were shedding their previous Spice image and attempting to go head to head with similar groups on the scene, but what they forgot was what made them so magical to begin with.
The thematic jumps that the girls take on Spice World work so collectively because it’s like they are covering the sounds of the world, their world, their ‘Spice World’. From Samba, to Motown, to R&B to Latin and more, the album is a brilliant collection and would not work if the same sound ran throughout each, as they are defined by their individuality and the personality they bring out in each of the girls.