Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Motels

  • All Four One [Capitol, 1982] C+

Consumer Guide Reviews:

All Four One [Capitol, 1982]
"Take the `L' out of Lover and it's over"? "Apocalypso"? "Tragic Surf," for Christ's sake? They've got to be kidding. But Martha Davis torches so enthusiastically that the result is about as funny as Meat Loaf--so "subtle" that nobody naive enough to buy the record will catch on. She has better taste in music than Jim Steinman, though. C+