's debut had some intriguing variations that distinguished it from others in the ever-crowded distaff end of the urban contemporary circuit. Their shared leads were more gospel-edged than those of En Vogue
; their first hit, "Just Kickin' It," had a bawdy undercurrent that made it genuinely appealing, and Xscape
demonstrated grit and energized harmonizing rather than over-rehearsed polish. But Xscape
's most captivating quality, at least on this CD, was their spontaneity, something that can't be faked.