Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Misplaced Ideals [A&M, 1978] C-

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Misplaced Ideals [A&M, 1978]
In which the decade's most paradoxical, characteristic, and disgusting pop-music synthesis--combining hard rock's compulsive riff energy with MOR's smooth determination to displease no one--is achieved without recourse to jazz rhythms or semiclassical decoration. Misplaced ideals my ass--they threw them down the deepest hole they could find. C-