Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Emotions: Flowers [Columbia, 1976]
Earth, Wind & Fire's girl group--literally. Whether it's Jeanette, Sheila, or Wanda who sounds like Diana Ross at a higher level of consciousness, the effect is exquisite. And their romantic platitudes are no worse than EW&F's universalist ones. Which is pretty bad. B