POP: Boyz II Men: No Grunge, No Gangstas

Boyz II Men sings romantic songs in sweet harmonies -- which millions seem to want to hear

In the 1990s, music isn't the food of love -- it's too often the food of lust, angst, violence, misogyny and general nihilism. Grunge rockers are raging, gangsta rappers are boasting. The last thing anyone with talent seems interested in performing are songs about men and women who are crazy about each other. Love songs are for insipid, unit-moving "entertainers" like Michael Bolton -- and that's as good as saying the love song is dead.

Fortunately, the situation is not quite so dire. The vocal quartet Boyz II Men is living, singing proof that the love song -- like love itself...

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