With L.A., Hiroshima once again sell themselves short artistically. Except for the riveting "Native Son," they play it safe, as usual, and avoid anything challenging or adventurous. An excess of production and shortage of improvisation continues to be a definite problem. Nonetheless, L.A. isn't a terrible album. In fact, this collection of Asian-flavored pop-jazz instrumentals and relaxed R&B/pop vocals is generally pleasant and likable, and has more heart than the type of drivel dominating 1989's East. This CD works well ...

L.A. 1994, Warner Bros.

UPC: 093624560128


L.A. 1994, Qwest

UPC: 093624560142