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  • D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat [Chunky Frog/Atlantic, 2003] C+

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D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat [Chunky Frog/Atlantic, 2003]
Between fun and the idea of fun falls the shadow--in a word, self-consciousness. Self-consciousness doesn't stop Fannypack, but these Danes aren't tuned-in enough for stereotype play. It didn't stop the B-52's, ditto, plus the Danes lack Fred, Cindy, Kate, and especially Ricky. If anything, their model is the much simpler and purer KC and the Sunshine Band, who upon direct comparison prove not so simple and hence purer. Pardon my poop. But I'm out of this party. C+