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The Sweetest Illusion

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The Sweetest Illusion

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Basia
genre:
Pop

We gave it a C+

A perennial easy-listening favorite, Basia, a Karen Carpenter for the ’90s, may be the only artist whose songs translate to Muzak virtually untouched. Her first album in four years, The Sweetest Illusion, includes syrupy lyrics, stale backbeats straight from the memory bank of a Wurlitzer keyboard, and a duet with Mariah Carey protege Trey Lorenz. Still, if your ears have become weary of the macho bravado of gangsta rap or the amelodic thrashing of grunge rock, Basia offers a respite. C+

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