Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The S.O.S. Band: Sands of Time [Tabu, 1986]
The all but anonymous creatures of the hottest rhythm team in the universe, they could almost pass as the new Chic, getting whole albums over on groove alone. But though there's frisson in the way Jam & Lewis put their slow drag through its paces, what got Chic over was Rodgers & Edwards saving their trickiest beats for their love child. B