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not.com.mercial

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Not.com.mercial

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

We gave it a B-

The primary appeal of not.com.mercial, an Internet-only disc — recorded six years ago but mysteriously shelved until now — is as Cher’s first album to feature her own songs. Whether telling us she’s ”always pushed it to the limit,” spewing the F-word, or castigating our ”heartless, godless culture” in her Kurt Cobain tribute(!), she is, not surprisingly, neither Bono nor (Sonny) Bono. And the tunes are a sullen, mid-tempo bunch, modestly hooky at best. But on songs like the nun-bashing ”Sisters of Mercy,” she at least returns to full Dark Lady vamp. B-

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