Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • No One Can Do It Better [Ruthless, 1989] B

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No One Can Do It Better [Ruthless, 1989]
For three cuts it doesn't matter that he says nothing fast--not only is the music funky (his favorite word), it's clever, multileveled, gut-wrenching, ear-opening. Add the raucous Michel'le cameo "Comm. Blues" and you begin to think he deserves his best-seller, message or no message. And then, zip. Except on the tongue-twisting "Portrait of a Master Piece," the funk straightens out so abruptly you soon wonder what he's got to say. The less the better, as it turns out--guess who's "Beautiful but Deadly." B