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Billy Mann

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Billy Mann

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Billy Mann
Producers:
A&M, DV8
genre:
POP

We gave it a B-

The 25-year-old newcomer Billy Mann offers a dazzling, self-titled compendium of ’70s styles (Hall & Oates, Michael MacDonald, Talking Book-era Stevie Wonder). Mann has a beautifully supple voice and wrote or cowrote everything here. But he doesn’t really trust himself as singer or songwriter — his songs come in a nervous rush of vocal filigrees and verbiage.

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