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  • Supermodel of the World [Tommy Boy, 1993] B+

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Supermodel of the World [Tommy Boy, 1993]
I know it wouldn't be an authentic disco album without filler, but he's too blandly male a singer to put over pro forma romance. The exception is "Supernatural," as you'll figure out if you match title to persona and consider the possibilities. And when he cops an attitude--on five cuts by my count, culminating in the deep-dish "A Shade Shady"--he brings off a time-warped genderfuck all his own. B+