Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Yachts [Polydor, 1979] B-

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Yachts [Polydor, 1979]
You have to hand it to a group that can give itself such a ridiculous name and then come up with credible songs called "Yachting Type" and "Semaphore Love." Actually, most of these songs are pretty credible, even (or especially) the one structured around the word "tantamount." Funny boys, no doubt about it. But their biggest joke is a mock-snooty, mock-operatic rock crooning style that I'm not eager to hear again. B-