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Yarbrough & Peoples

  • The Two of Us [Mercury, 1980] B

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The Two of Us [Mercury, 1980]
The problem with received tropes about love and music isn't that they're a turnoff in themselves--finally, I don't care what the words of "Don't Stop the Music" are, and the same goes for "Crazy" and "Third Degree," which continue side one. But when the settings are undistinguished, as on side two, only very great singers can attract one's interest the way a good lyric might. Y&P are very good singers. B