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Old 08-30-03, 12:28 AM
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name of artist reviewed in last People? (sounded like Cars & Cure)

I read the review & the bottom line was "best 80's album of the year" and said the guy sounded like Ric Ocasek & Robert Smith & used coll 80's synths. I can't remember his name & my wife gave the magazine to her brother. I checked people.com & they already have next weeks' reviews on now.
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Old 08-30-03, 12:56 AM
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what was on the cover?
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Old 08-30-03, 11:00 AM
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I can't remember the cover. It was from last weekend/ this week. I think his name may have been 1 word?
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Old 08-30-03, 08:04 PM
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My wife said it had plastic surgery on the cover.
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Old 08-30-03, 09:33 PM
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that's what I thought. I saw that at work and will check tomorrow.
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Kenna?
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The Postal Service?
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New Sacred Cow
Kenna (Columbia)

Reviewed by CHUCK ARNOLD

Kenna's debut CD is the best '80s album to come out this year. Taking his cues from acts like the Cars, the Cure, Duran Duran and Depeche Mode, the singer-keyboardist has brought synth-pop into the 21st century without missing a drum-machine beat. The Ethiopian-born, U.S.-reared Kenna teams up with his high school friend Chad Hugo, half of the hit-making Neptunes production duo. Hugo, who cowrote 11 of 14 songs with Kenna, updates '80s keyboard riffs with crisp, funky drum sounds. Meanwhile Kenna's anguished wail sounds like a cross between the Cars' Ric Ocasek and the Cure's Robert Smith on songs like the jumpy "Freetime." He also brings a keen melodic and lyrical sense to tracks like the sweetly melancholy "Sunday After You": "My life ain't what it seems/ Living out tired dreams." But there is nothing tired about Kenna's music. C.A.


BOTTOM LINE: Kenna winner
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Old 09-01-03, 12:06 PM
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Thank you! I'll be picking it up tomorrow. Anyone hear any of it?
I just looked it up at Amazon & Postal Service came up as a similar band. What do they sound like?

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Thank you! I'll be picking it up tomorrow. Anyone hear any of it?
psst - click on his name..
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