Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Four Tops: Keeper of the Castle [Dunhill, 1972]
The contrast of Levi Stubbs's self-indulgence against Motown's economical bottom worked sometimes, although toward the end the breast-beating began to sound like an Olatunji imitation. But when superschlockers Lambert, Potter, and Barri meet force with force, the results are too overbearing to interest anyone but professional theorists of camp. C-