Mike Morgan

I Like the Way You Work It

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Over the course of the '90s, Mike Morgan & the Crawl built a solid following by releasing albums every bit as solid as I Like the Way You Work It. There are really no surprises on this, their sixth album, but that doesn't mean that it's a disappointment, either. True, there aren't any songs that are instant knockouts, but there aren't any outright losers, and the Crawl's performance is muscular and committed throughout the record. Morgan's stinging solos are still a treat and Lee McBee's vocal and harmonica work are only getting better with age. If these two were working with a set of truly stellar material, the results could have been remarkable. As it stands, I Like the Way You Work It simply has good generic songs. And while that may not be enough for it to transcend its generic roots, it's enough to make it a good listen.

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