October 19, 1990 at 04:00 AM EDT
We gave it a B-

Anyone intrigued by Lenny Kravitz’ debut last year might want to sample the soulful, guitar-driven funk-rock on this first album from his former band. Like Kravitz, these guys favor a retro sound, with vocal and instrumental patterns that slowly grow intense; the result is sometimes overwrought on Maggie’s Dream. Still, a sharp rhythm section and warm, gospel-flavored harmonies save the group from its occasional pretensions. B-

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