The Boo Radleys

It's Lulu [#2]

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Just as on It's Lulu Part One, this disc shows the Boo Radleys at their extremes. "It's Lulu" is the single version -- brilliant, upbeat pop. The Justin Warfield mix of "Joel" has definitely been given a dose of Warfield's trippy, hip-hop sound and suffers because of it. The added beat is a little overpowering, but since "Joel" was only mediocre to begin with, the drums are only covering up what was never really there. Only true fans of experimental music will enjoy "Tambo"; although it's barely two minutes long, it may seem like the longest two minutes of your life if you're waiting for some kind of structure to break through. Finally, stripped down to a few acoustic guitars, "Donkey" holds its own. While it too is somewhat unfocused, there is some charm in the simplicity of the track.

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