While the album as a whole is above average, there are a few tracks that stand out to me. The running bass line and tight treble harmonies on "When I Grow Up" exemplify two of my favorite aspects of the Sweet Honey in the Rock sound. "In the Middle of the Night" is like curling up under your favorite blanket and being held by someone you love and trust, if that sort of thing can be distilled into a simple song. "Member of the World Community" offers an interesting new way of singing the ABC's.
Experience…101 has a little bit of something for everyone, drawing from diverse musical styles that range from folk to gospel to jazz and blues, with a little bit of swingin' rock 'n roll thrown in for good measure. Throughout, Sweet Honey in the Rock maintains the solid vocals and arrangements that makes the group such a pleasure to listen to. Fans of a cappella music should be pleased to have another fine album to add to their collections.