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Rolling Stone Review of Flo'Ology

Floetry: Flo'Ology - “ Strong songs set this well-mannered R&B rap apart despite regrettable name.

Given Floetry's silly name and background in poetry, you'd think this British duo - "songstress" Marsha Ambrosius and "floacist" Natalie Stewart - was genetically engeneered to impress Grammy voters and Jill Scott fans.  Following up six nominations and a live record that improved upon the two's ho-hum 2002 debut, their third album mixes stylized lushness and just enough forward motion, with Stewart and Ambrosius working up urbane, velvet-lined valentines full of darting rhymes and coiling croons.  Most crucially, Floetry can write (for one, they penned Michael Jackson's 2001 track "Butterflies"); they dot Flo'Ology with heartfelt charmers such as "Feelings" and the Common-assisted "SupaStar," which overcome their lovesick platitudes through their smart arrangements and slo-mo hooks.  Dull spots abound, but at its best Flo'Ology gives moonstruck beauty a good name.

Key Track: "SupaStar" ”