Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • The Incredible Base [Profile, 1989] B+

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The Incredible Base [Profile, 1989]
Still trying to prove that "It Takes Two" had something to do with him, not just Lyn Collins and James Brown and the gods of mixology, he swings half these 10 cuts on a real funky concept. Hard, hard, the boy is hard--at the very least "The Incredible Base" and "Turn It Out (Go Base)" and "Get Up and Have a Good Time" and "If You Really Want To Party" are worthy followups to one of the greatest singles ever, which is enough. And "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," a slow one with a mean streak that gives its moral some bite, is the best in show. I bet he can't follow it up. B+