While the latter part of the 20th century saw the decline of radio, with more acts seemingly performing songs which they didn't write themselves and sometimes didn't even sing, there are still those bands who dream of making genuine radio pop music. These are the acts who actually play their own instruments, write their own songs, and perform tunes in which people actually have an interest. Francine's 28 Plastic Blue Versions of Endings Without You does this by going back to what some may see as a more golden time of pop radio, the '60s and '70s. Utilizing gentle beats and convincing vocals, the band lays out 13 tracks of simple yet lush music fit for an era of radio not yet forgotten -- an era of radio that perhaps needs to be recalled if acts such as Francine can continue to offer up such a delicious alternative.
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AllMusic Review by Kurt Morris