Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Homeland [Rounder, 1987]
Nine of these twelve tracks, all produced by Rounder's man in Azania Clive Risko, clock in within two seconds of 3:00. They all seem to use the same efficiently uninspired rhythm section. So the initial effect is wearing, especially on the hour-long CD version. And in the end the vocal variety up top shines through like a new day coming. B+