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Masterpiece Theater; Lucy Pearl

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Masterpiece Theater

Masterpiece Theater

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
EastWest

We gave it a C

Replacing their funky-diva exuberance with arty pretension (a riff on ”Moonlight Sonata”) and ”don’t forget us” samples (from their big hit ”Hold On”), En Vogue’s fourth foray is anything but a masterpiece. Ex-Voguer Dawn Robinson fares better with Lucy Pearl, also featuring Tony Toni Toné’s Raphael Saadiq and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad. With its head-bobbing beats and go-anywhere arrangements, Pearl’s debut is as innovative as it is infectious. B+