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  • Street Called Desire [Mercury, 1985] B+

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Street Called Desire [Mercury, 1985]
Their youth and street aura are as much Peaches & Herb as Womack & Womack or Ashford & simpson, but maturity is what they're after--the determined bliss and hot friction of a union beset like most unions by temptations, intrusions, distractions, and the need to eat. Though they sing better than they write, they also sing better than the competition, and as it happens this is the strongest set of songs in the tradition since W&W's Love Wars--nothing classic or groundbreaking, but sometimes the truest hearts aren't legendary ones. B+