Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Harry Connick Jr.

  • Blue Light, Red Light [Columbia, 1991] Choice Cuts
  • She [Columbia, 1994] C+

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Blue Light, Red Light [Columbia, 1991]
"He Is They Are" Choice Cuts

She [Columbia, 1994]
Junior calls this career move funk to avoid conceding that the antirock rhetoric of his swang thang was pure micromarketing guff. But no matter how many beats he cops or Meters he runs, his New Orleans band plays with all the elasticity and panache of the Billy Joel aggregation. With lyricist Ramsey McLean dumbing up for the occasion, here's hoping (and predicting) Harry will sell back in once he accepts that there's an upper limit on how many units he can move. C+

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