Deep they're not.
A new thing? Hardly.
So why do I harbor a secret ardor for the Spice Girls - the Barbie dolls of pop?
Believe it or not, it's mostly in their music, a frothy bubble bath of Europop whose likes we haven't enjoyed since Abba pulled their own plug.
True to the album's title, there's a global reach in the Girls' short new set - from the Latin carnival vibe of ``Spice Up Your Life'' and flamenco guitar-laced ``Viva Forever'' to the Motown girl-group groove of ``Stop'' and the English-accented, hip-hopped ``Move Over.''