Music Review: Little Mix offers soulful pop on 'Salute'

RON HARRIS Associated Press Published:

Little Mix, "Salute" (Columbia)

The sophomore album from British group-in-a-box Little Mix is a pleasing blend of soulful pop. "Salute" picks up for this generation where the Spice Girls, and later the Pussycat Dolls, left off with the all-female group's spunky girl-power sound.

Little Mix is the concoction of music movers behind the television show, "The X Factor," and it was the first group to win the U.K. version of the show. But it's hard to hate on hustle when it comes to pop music, a genre that is long on hustle and bluster.

On "Salute" -- Little Mix's follow-up to last year's "DNA" -- the foursome is a solid mix of coy and cool on body-moving tracks like "About the Boy" and "Little Me." The latter track is a well-intentioned take on a discussion between a woman and her younger self, urging strength and persistence.

If Little Mix is about anything, pop bluster aside, it's pop perseverance.


Follow Ron Harris on Twitter at

Want to leave your comments?

Sign in or Register to comment.