Hushaboo does make for a compelling listen, but it might seem too safe and sound to reach an audience beyond the core of what's already out there. —Eric Grubbs

On Go On & Do Your Thing, Scott McCurry & The Mercenaries sounds like a great cover band flowing seamlessly through funk, R&B, pop and soul. And that's not necessarily a complete knock; the album features tremendous musicianship—particularly on the part of McCurry, whose guitar-playing is top-notch. Also on display is McCurry's ear for production. Musically, the album is flawless meandering through its different styles of music.

On songs like "Mercenary" and title track "Go On & Do Your Thing," however, the album gets a little bogged down; McCurry's voice can't quite handle the blue-eyed funk and faux-Prince wails, sounding forced and contrived. It's not all a struggle, though: In the middle of all the Prince aping is "What So...," the highlight of the album, perfectly blending pop and funk to create an authentic party jam.

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Unfortunately for McCurry, though, his version of funk fusion seems a little too copied. No matter how great the musicianship and production are, the disc sounds like something your mom and dad would force you to listen to on a long drive in the car, rather than something you'd eagerly want to throw in the player yourself. —Lance Lester

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