Average: 6.11 Controversy: 2.88
PL: They keep pumping out the PHAT tracks! 9
NW: Possibly TLC’s all time worst single, but still not that bad. Self-esteem and body image are intruiging topics for a pop song, but “Unpretty” barely manages to skim the surface. It tries to have a much more worthy and earnest sentiment than that of “No Scrubs”, but it never manages to touch that song in terms of tunes. There’s an Oprahfied sense of self pity here that grates, but it doesn’t manage to completely ruin the TLC charm. Bonus points for mentioning Mac in the chorus, too. 6
KG: Lame breast-augmentation record. 4