Floetry is the sound of Great Britain trying desperately to grab onto the burgeoning U.S. neo-soul movement. The work of young chanteuses Floacist and Songstress, as they call themselves, appropriates the languishing rhythms of Maxwell, the Afrocentricity of Erykah Badu, the quieted vocal delivery of D'Angelo, the smooth rapping of Lauryn Hill and the classicism of style over substance -- Donny Hathaway in sound only -- made popular by Alicia Keys. The results seem destined for commercial success -- those little British accents on the single "Floetic" are adorable, as are the bass and horn touches, and hip-hop tracks like "Opera" win over... More >>>