Mary Mary, Something Big

Chuck Eddy

By Chuck Eddy

on 07.28.11 in Reviews

Something Big

Mary Mary

“Walking,” the transcendent hit that’s the centerpiece of this gospel-crossover sister duo’s sixth studio album, is a piano-house sampling, light-soul-harmonizing argument for taking your time. And it’s not alone. “Something Big,” a holy-roller stomp over a Bo Diddley beat, opens the album then makes way for bee-buzzing electro-hopper “Something Bigger”; “Walking” itself precedes the humanely chattered domestic montage “Slow Walk,” then two more delectably nimble pop-soul numbers. The rest of the record owes almost as much to Destiny’s Child as to Jesus Christ.