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Stevie Wonder: Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants (Motown)

Richard C. Walls, Creem, February 1980

LET'S ASSUME that you didn't think that Songs in the Key of Life was a total bust. It was over hyped for sure, overblown in part, a little simple in spots, a little dull, but it didn't contain much more than the usual amount of forgivable dead air that many a good double album has and most of it was engagingly clever, happy, an upbeat holding pattern at a well-earned career plateau.

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