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  • Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too [MCA, 1998] A-

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Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too [MCA, 1998]
Bizwise wiseass Gregg Alexander is a postalt type we'll be seeing more of--schooled in pop values he knows as a careerist rather than an aesthete, his tough times the ones that come naturally to young entertainers on the make in a world where rebelliousness isn't necessarily faked just because it's salable. Clearest musical referents: Todd Rundgren and Hall & Oates. How many boho bands have the uncool to inspire such comparisons? How many have the knowledge? How many have the chops? A-

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