With a HOT first single (which flopped) and a sophomoric album filled with tight jams and mellow ballads, one would have expected that greater success would have come considering the top notch production involved in the making of the record. "Reaction" (the single) slams really hard and is the perfect Funk workout courtesy of David "Pic" Conley and David Townsend of Surface fame. "You Send the Rain Away" is a nice ballad featuring an odd pairing with duet partner Robin Zander of Cheap Trick fame.
What you may NOT know is that due to a limited vocal range, Rebbie's voice on the higher belted notes of "Reaction" features another singer dubbed in to complete the notes. The same thing happens on "Centipede." Martha and Izora (The Weather Girls) were brought in to complete these notes and the huge vibrato on the song's bridge. I find this to be disturbing. Why not just admit to the public that you can't really sing and that you need to bring in other (more capable, talented) singers to help YOU hit your notes? Is it because she's a Jackson that enabled her the opportunity to record in general?
Be that as it may, this album is mediocre 80's-styled R&B. It makes me only wish that someone MORE TALENTED like Natalie Cole or Cherrelle might have undertaken the project instead as a result. Both did fine a year later with their "Jump Start" (#2 R&B) and "Everything I Miss at Home" (#1 R&B) hits anyway.
Quite frankly, the only Jacksons I EVER thought to be vocally competent are Jermaine and Janet (and even SHE is weak vocally despite her perfect use of harmonies;) the others are just NOT very good vocalists. This would include Michael.