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Candi Staton: We Want Candi

John Doran, The Quietus, February 2009

CANDI STATON is, to put it simply, one of the most consistently underrated female vocalists ever. This is not to say that she hasn't had various moments in the sun over the years, but it feels like every time she is on the verge of gaining the critical and commercial success she deserves something prevents it. Usually one or other of her several bugbears will step in and put paid to it. Alcoholism. Domestic cruelty. Record label mismanagement. Fashion's fickle finger.

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