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Deja Nu

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Deja Nu

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Dion
genre:
POP

We gave it a B

The doo-wop Sinatra returns, ditching any pretense of modernity with the eerily precise re-creation of circa-1962 boardwalk pop Déjà Nu; it’s the Bronx Vista Social Club. Miraculously, his voice has retained its warm, grainy cockiness (see the lovely ”Every Day [That I’m With You]”), and his ramma-lama-ding-dong take on Springsteen’s ”If I Should Fall Behind” is sweet. But the album is hampered by malt-shop harmonies and arrangements that make Dion seem more like a nostalgia item than he deserves to be. B

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