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Off the Hook

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India.Arie
India.Arie: Sonja Pacho

Off the Hook (Music - Various Artists)

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Sony

We gave it a B

This latest installment in the popular ”NOW That’s What I Call Music!” series is an exercise in urban narrowcasting. As a road map to the dancescape, Off the Hook does a fine job, surveying the peaks (India.Arie’s ”Video,” N.E.R.D.’s political ”Lapdance”) and valleys (the corporate come-ons of B2K and Jagged Edge). Think of it as a mix tape by an undiscriminating fan.