Generally, comeback albums three decades after the fact don't work out very well, which makes the triumphant return of fierce gospel glam group Labelle all the more striking.
The trio of Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash sound - for the most part - like they picked up right where they left off, as fiery, strong and sexy as ever. Ignore the token attempt at modern R&B in the Wyclef Jean-produced track Rollout.
While not horrible, it doesn't fit into the rest of the vibe at all and sounds like something the label forced on them so it could have a radio-friendly single. Luckily, Philly legends Gamble & Huff fill the rest of the album with exactly the kind of classic spacey soul funk we want, and Lenny Kravitz's retro tendencies also find a good home on the three tracks he produced.