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01/06/14 7:11 am
Street Songs was recorded this month in 1981. After it was released it became #9 on the Pazz & Jop Critics Poll done by The Village Voice in the same year. Poll overseer, Robert Christgau wrote...


"That's what's soremarkable about Rick James' showing. Motown is notoriously stingy with reviewcopies, and James isn't a safe fave from the '60's like Stevie or Smokey orMarvin Gaye. He's cheap and he's flashy and critics heard his album the wayeverybody else did--after buying it because they liked the singles on theradio. Another pop event, and more power to all concerned (except Motown'spublicity department)."

http://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/pnj/pj81.php


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