By Tony Scherman
Updated October 08, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Gorgeous sound washes by producer-arranger Ben Watt; self-assured yet vulnerable vocals from Tracey Thorn. House-music purists will call Temperamental watered-down, but pop fans will appreciate the way Watt loosens house’s relentless thud. And if EBTG are broadening the appeal of an underground sound — well, that’s how music develops, isn’t it?