Rod Stewart

Tonight I'm Yours

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Though it lacks a truly great selection of songs, Tonight I'm Yours is a fine latter-day effort from Rod Stewart, and one of the last records that makes Rod sound like he's hip. Sporting a shiny new wave production, Tonight I'm Yours has a sleek, professional sound that can make even mindless rave-ups like "Tora, Tora, Tora (Out With the Boys)" a guilty pleasure. But the key to the album lies in songs like "Tonight I'm Yours" and the haunting "Young Turks," where Rod sounds totally at ease with a synth pop beat. They are some of the best examples of mainstream rock co-opting the nervy, quirky appeal of new wave, and they make Tonight I'm Yours an enjoyable, if lightweight, listen.

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