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  • Stay the Same [C2, 1999] B-

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Stay the Same [C2, 1999]
After taking in Girls Against Boys' searing analysis of the culture-killing boypop scam in The Nation, which certainly needed the heads-up, I sought a class enemy to hit on, but the best I could do was this mildly annoying Old Kid. Featureless funk holds up an album that rode to gold on the back of the overstated title ballad. It's not even tripe--more in the line of twaddle, only less pretentious. Right, he should act his age like his ex-bandmate Jordan, and deserves the obscurity to which he will soon return. But in a world that contains George W. Bush, we're well advised to figure out at just what point bland feel-goodism becomes murder. B-