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Congo Square

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Teena Marie
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Congo Square

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In Season
Teena Marie

We gave it a B-

Teena Marie’s 13th album, Congo Square, starts strong, with supple jams like ”The Pressure.” But while she proves a clever wordsmith on ”Ear Candy 101” — rhyming ”Artful Dodger” with ”let me massage ya” is no small achievement — the set buckles under the weight of soggy come-ons and awkward stabs at social commentary. Next time, Lady T should explore her jazzy side, as ”Harlem Blues” and the title track provide pleasing detours. B-

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