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  • Reality Effect [Epic, 1980] C

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Reality Effect [Epic, 1980]
Great band name for a bunch of style-copping eclectics if only their distance from home wasn't so offputting. Great album name for a bunch of attitude-copping pastiches if only the effect was realer. Naive believers in Annie Lennox's "great voice" are directed to the collected works of Dusty Springfield, who owns the only memorable song on this U.S. combo of two Brit releases I presume were even sorrier. C