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You remember Tony! Toni! Tone! right? Though they had one of the worst names in the history of pop music, their new-jack sounds in the late '80s and early '90s set the standard for great vocals, dance and sexed-up image. I don't think their shirts even had functioning buttons. Their hits included "Anniversary," "Little Walter," and "Feels Good," all of which were big R&B, dance and pop hits. They were smooth, but they were also the epitome of the new soul sound - with highly produced vocals and beats and lots o' keyboards masking most traces of musicianship. It was smooth as a frozen coconut daiquiri, but pretty heavy on the sugar.
Cold War, Cool Band

Cold War Kids, "Loyalty toLoyalty" ??? ½
Sound Bites

Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright died Monday, Sept. 15, and the news made me think about the amazing work he did, especially in the early and mid-'70s.
Sound Bites Kings of Leon may be the Kings of Rock

The brothers (and one cousin) Followill have created another great album, and it may put them on a par with some of the greatest new acts of the past decade.
PLUCKER, teacher, donor and fry

Been feeling busy lately? Does your life seem a little hectic? You don't know hectic. Now, Bridget Cross - her life is hectic. But she's used to that.


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