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Three Albums at the Top of the Charts

Rock critic Ken Tucker steps out of his comfort zone and reviews three recent best-sellers he otherwise wouldn't have listened to. He says Anita Baker's Giving You the Best That I Got is lush but soulless, while the Bangles' Everything is an excellent ripoff of a 1960s rock album. Duran Duran's Big Thing is the band's attempt to prove they're serious musicians -- but it's a hapless bummer.


Other segments from the episode on November 3, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 3, 1988: Interview with Josiah Thompson; Review of albums by Anita Baker, the Bangles, and Duran Duran; Interview with Jonathan Katz; Review of the film "The Good…


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