By Chris Willman
Updated November 06, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST
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Plagiarism

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Following Todd Rundgren down the path of cheeky self-tribute albums, the Maels dust off their catalog for 19 retakes on Plagiarism, most in either full orchestration or full electronica mode. As synth-rock pioneers, you’d think they’d be above playing catch-up with techno. But several symphonic variations orchestrated by Tony Visconti make already-baroque and fussy oldies like ”This Town Ain’t Big Enough…” gloriously fussy. B-

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