Cherelle: High Priority (Tabu)
Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 22 February 1986
MID-EIGHTIES Soul-By-Numbers can be so tiresome. You'd have to be a dolt to think that more than 20 per cent of today's claptrack claptrap merchants know how to make artifice bearable. Out of the vaguely beige puree you have to draw something like Def Jam's snarling heavy metal chunks, or The Winans' emotive resistance, if you're in search of more than just an unsatisfying slush poppie.
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