Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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20/20

  • 20/20 [Portrait, 1979] B+

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20/20 [Portrait, 1979]
Just about all of these dense, cleverly constructed tunes would sound great on the radio. If they have some other reason for being, though, neither lyrics nor vocals--which seem to avoid both banality and its opposite as a simple matter of power pop taste--let on what it is. When CBS breaks a few hits off this we'll remember it as a classic. But CBS won't. B+