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The Romantics

  • In Heat [Nemporer, 1983] B+
  • What I Like About You (And Other Romantic Hits) [Epic Associated/Legacy, 1990] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

In Heat [Nemporer, 1983]
I was annoyed at first by the loud drums and big echo, which tend to dwarf their simple pop-rock, but daily doses of "Talking in Your Sleep" destroyed my resistance. Really, fellas, anything you say, I'll stop thinking altogether if that's the ticket. Just give me another HOOK! B+

What I Like About You (And Other Romantic Hits) [Epic Associated/Legacy, 1990]
sweets from our Sweet ("Talking in Your Sleep," "What I Like About You") ***