Their fifth album which includes the singles "In Our Lifetime" and "Summeer Son".
Scotland's Texas (they have nothing to do with the Lone Star State) go for the U.S. gold with The Hush. Attributing the Motown sound as a major influence, Texas's sound is heavily influenced by contemporary American R&B. Now, when we think of Motown, the word soul is immediately evoked, but Texas's sound is about as far away from true soul as Dallas is from the band's hometown of Glasgow. Not that they don't try. The chorus on the opening track of "In Our Lifetime" is a too-close-for-comfort imitation of the chorus from TLC's single "Creep." On "Tell Me the Answer" frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri emulates Prince's falsetto à la "Kiss." But her voice is an overproduced, emotional flatliner that lacks the bump and grind that TLC and Prince deliver. However, the album is adorned with lush, grand instrumental arrangements typical of fine Britpop--making Texas the bride to, say, Robbie Williams's groom. --Beth Massa