Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Chapter 3 [Polydor, 1970] C+

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Chapter 3 [Polydor, 1970]
This horn-dominated no-guitar band succumbs to the chief pitfall of the approach, achieving fullness by sacrificing spontaneity--or rather, the appearance of spontaneity. And Mike Hugg never seems to go above a whisper. Which may be why the songs he sings come back to haunt me sometimes. C+

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Everything Rocks and Nothing Ever Dies [1990s]