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Hall & Oates: War Babies

Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 27 March 1975

AFTER RECORDING Abandoned Luncheonette, an often ingenious merger of white acoustic pop and Philly soul, Philadelphians Hall & Oates disavowed that style, switched producers (from Arif Mardin to Todd Rundgren) and recorded this jarringly disappointing album.

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