We gave it a B-
Back in 1996, when sultry singer Amel Larrieux left Groove Theory, her hip-hop soul collaboration with hunky producer Bryce Wilson, it was a sad end to a short-lived but promising partnership. Eight years later, Larrieux struggles to click with producer, cowriter, and actual life partner Laru Larrieux. At their best, the marrieds mix jazz, hip-hop, and even house into soothing grooves, but their second album’s sappy ”save the world” lyrics push the limits of idealism. Perhaps they’re too happy together.