By Will Hermes
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:07 AM EDT

The Collection

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From Newcastle, England — best known for a lovely ale that’s just shy of offensively sweet — came this similar, very ’80s outfit led by flaneur flyboy Paddy MacAloon. Clearly wowed by his own cleverness, he folded 10CC pop froth into an arty mix of blue-eyed soul and show-tune gestures to make something uniquely his own: a two-CD history of a charming man who croons ”smooch” with no apparent irony. No wonder he flopped here. B

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The Collection

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