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A Tribe Called Quest: People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm ***

Chuck Eddy, Rolling Stone, 19 April 1990

INASMUCH AS THE arch and arty New York hip-hop foursome A Tribe Called Quest exudes any enthusiasm at all on its debut album, that enthusiasm shows up mostly in the grooves, not the voices.

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