Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Partridge Family

  • The Partridge Family Notebook [Bell, 1972] D+

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The Partridge Family Notebook [Bell, 1972]
Since the Osmonds are energetic enough to be worth criticizing, it ought to be mentioned that this group is not. All David Cassidy has is prime time and nice nipples, and the producer, Wes Farrell, has been giving commercialism a bad name for close to a decade now. Expert glop. D+

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Distinctions Not Cost-Effective [1970s]: At least the Osmonds were a cultural presence. All David Cassidy had going was nice nipples and prime time.