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  • 2 Hot! [Polydor, 1978] B+
  • Twice the Fire [Polydor, 1979] B+

Consumer Guide Reviews:

2 Hot! [Polydor, 1978]
Anyone who believes all black pop is "disco," nothing more and nothing less, should analyze the outfront vocals and submerged grooves of this enthusiastically lascivious Freddie Perren trifle, which broke because disco DJs are willing to program whatever's danceable, not because AM DJs are willing to program whatever's listenable. And in the end it proved so listenable that "Reunited" established itself as an anachronistic smooch classic--the counterpart of "Shake Your Groove Thing," a timely hoochy-cooch classic. B+

Twice the Fire [Polydor, 1979]
There's not a bad cut on this album, and though there isn't a great one either I'll settle for "Howz-about Some Love," the Sunshine Band song of the year, "Roller-Skatin' Mate," the dance craze song of the year, and "Love Lift," the neologistic song of the year. Boogaly-boop to you. B+