There's been a lot of negative buzz about this album. People say it's boring and ballad-filled. There are a lot of ballads, but they're good ones. I found this CD to be very pleasant, and I'll be sad if this really is DC's last disc. Although there are sexual refrences, they're old ones that we've heard milllions of times before. There is a strong girl power message here, especially on the nice song Girl.