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Boz Scaggs: Down Two then Left (Columbia JC 34729)

Susin Shapiro, Rolling Stone, 23 February 1978

BOZ SCAGGS is a little like sex and show business. When he's good, he's very good, and when he's bad, he's not that bad. Down Two Then Left apparently represents Scaggs' cooling-off period, a hiatus between the red-hot, blue-eyed soul of Silk Degrees and whatever the Eighties hold in store. The new songs, slick and mesmerizingly banal, would seem to confirm the theory that one can often judge a record by its jacket.

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