Roberta Kelly

Zodiac Lady

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Though it's not as deftly intriguing as its title might suggest, disco siren Roberta Kelly's sophomore effort is worthwhile, largely thanks to her rousing, soulful vocals. The most memorable moment lies in the perpetually fun, classic single "Zodiacs," a bright, horn-infested groover replete with references to all of the astrological signs and their quest to find the right matches. Kelly applies the right amount of kitsch to the lyrics, while still sounding very believable atop the production of Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. Also notable is the ballad "Moondreaming" and the nifty "I'm Sagittarius." But the results are not nearly as far-reaching or lasting as those of the singer's post-Moroder efforts, Roots Can Be Anywhere and Tell Me, which really show off more of her vocal versatility and musicality. Still, for avid fans this will prove a fun and necessary listen, as it contains the singer's biggest dancefloor hit.

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