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  • The Double Album [Importe/12, 1981] B+

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The Double Album [Importe/12, 1981]
Alternate title: The Last Eurodisco Album. Travelogue esoterica, Africanisms to shame Brian Eno, guitarisms to shame Earl Slick, and a chorus of Grace Jones clones singing "Don't really know what to do/I think I'll kill myself." Plus a whole side (or maybe two) of meaningless, enervating throb, the kind of stuff that makes people believe the real Grace Jones is a "peak." Graded leniently for conceptual perversity. B+