Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Machine [RCA Victor, 1979] B-

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Machine [RCA Victor, 1979]
"There but for the Grace of God Go I," with lyric entirely by August Darnell, is irresistible musically--still the disco disc of the year. The two tracks with lyrics partly by August Darnell are mildly arresting musically. And the other four are ordinary Isleys-influenced black pop/funk/rock. B-