Album Reviews

Albums by Earth Wind & Fire, Birdy, Chvrches, Doctor Millar, The Unusual History of Ether and Manic Street Preachers.

21st September, 2013
Earth, Wind & Fire: Now, Then & Forever (Legacy Records).

Earth, Wind & Fire: Now, Then & Forever (Legacy)

For the first time ever, an Earth Wind & Fire album has to do without Parkinson's-afflicted mainman Maurice White, who contributed nothing to this one except the CD liner notes. But despite his absence, it's still pretty good. The rest of the lads have wisely made no concessions to modern R&B tropes, and Philip Bailey's still-golden falsetto makes up for the loss of White's smooth croon,...

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