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Joe Jackson: Night And Day (A&M)

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 26 June 1982

JACKSON IS the kind of nice guy people admire rather than warm to. He has the right sort of moves and an unimpeachable humanitarian streak; it’s just that the way he comes on unvaryingly as the hard man with a tendency to blubber somehow scents a bouquet of good intentions with liberal despair, not righteous pugnacity.

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