Strong and calm - that's the first impression that the collective voice of this group creates. The next impression one gets is that Destiny's Child is undoubtedly the voice of the average man or woman.
Their lyrics are simple and speak of commonplace situtations that occur in the lives of people - broken relationships, unrequited love, cheating partners and teen pregnancies; this last is touched upon in a very gentle yet instructive manner in "Sweet Sixteen".
Some other remarkable songs are "Bug A Boo" and "Jumpin Jumpin'" - these have excellent beats that'll get you dancing in no time. "Where'd You Go" and "Say My Name" are melodious, and "Stay" proves the proficiency of the divas' singing skills.
So, if you're the kind that goes crazy on Soul, enjoy the sounds created by Le Toya, La Tavia, Beyonce and Kelly.This article was first published on 05 Jun 2000.