Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Metropolis: The Chase Suite [Bad Boy, 2008] Dud
  • The Electric Lady [Bad Boy/Wondaland, 2013] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Metropolis: The Chase Suite [Bad Boy, 2008] Dud

The Electric Lady [Bad Boy/Wondaland, 2013]
Vocally and compositionally, greatly enhanced by the cameos of the many luminaries who admire her ambition and range ("Givin Em What They Want," "Dance Apocalyptic") ***