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  • Glee [Capitol, 1998] A-

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Glee [Capitol, 1998]
This song-filled genre-trip is best enjoyed as a totality, like Endtroducing . . . DJ Shadow. Whether it's constructed or just strung together, its flat moments are spritzed by its highs, which include sexy pomo new jack hip hop, girl-pop Slade/Quiet Riot cover, faux-country faux-fable, numerous humorous middle-class layabouts, several minibricolages, and a sarcastic indictment of capitalism. How eclecticism should work--even if it almost never does. A-