By Devon Jackson
Updated July 21, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

MN8’s debut To the Next Level — a huge hit in their native Great Britain — synthesizes the spirit of classic ’70s R &amp B with ’90s soul attitude. Sure, they rip off Michael Jackson, the Jackson 5, Prince, and Simply Red, but they do it with musical panache, giving almost every song a lyrical tweak here or an added hip-hop layer there. New Union Jack Swing, indeed. B-

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