By Steven Mirkin
August 16, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

Friction, Baby

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Better Than Ezra have their formula down pat — they write a few jangly, catchy tunes, play them through a fuzz box for that alternative edge, add sensitive lyrics, and then layer with assorted classic-rock touches. But the dynamics are robotic and the choruses are facile, revealing a crushing soullessness at the core of Friction, Baby. It’s hard for anything this slick to generate sparks, much less friction. C

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