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Todd Rundgren: Todd [Bearsville, 1974]
Enough already. On sides one and four of this not-too-specially-priced double-LP the useful moments are buried in the usual aural gadgetry, and only occasionally does he pick himself up from the rubble on sides two and three. Todd has honest ambitions, and they're welcome, but his invention has worn so thin they seem delusory. Uneconomical and unecological. C