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To be honest though, this album stands by itself without the need for a publicity stunt. As you listen, there1s an R&B influence throughout that is especially evident in tracks like "Something Hot" and "Citi Soleil". What you get is retro influence without being simply a retro album. These soulful inflections are so much more meaningful because a cursory glance at some of the lyrics would make you think they're all about sex and women. Fortunately, the music and Dulli's yearning voice make everything come out sincere.
By Jason May
Jun 30, 1999