Love Club

A skilled diva with a closetful of unappetizing voices, Deborah Borchers is the raison d’être for this San Francisco quartet, which delivers her theatrical adventures and the pretentious lyrics as an updated variation on new romantic dance-rock. While Borchers’ diversity suggests Danielle Dax or Nina Hagen, what little appeal her strident dramatics hold is drowned…

Kwamé

With one foot in the old school (courtesy of producer Hurby “Luv Bug” Azor) and an easy feel for daisy-age soul-pop, this bright young New York rapper — whose middle-class values aren’t so different from the overtly Afrocentric Native Tongue crew — brings a neat nerdy element to his first album. On The Boy Genius,…

Audio Two

One controversial flashpoint in 1990’s censorship free-for-all was this Brooklyn rap duo’s second album; more specifically, the homophobic “Whatcha’ Lookin’ At?,” which announces that “I hate faggots…gay mothers get punched in the face.” Lacking real rhyming talent or good voices, these sons of First Priority president Nat Robinson (and the brothers of MC Lyte, who…

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