Picks and Pans Review: Murder Love

UPDATED 03/20/1995 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 03/20/1995 at 01:00 AM EST


Snow, who lightened up the hip-hopped and reggae-fied dance-hall genre with a nursery-rhyme-style melody to create his 1993 No. 1 hit "Informer," is back—and once again dropping nasal, tongue-twisting vocals over polished arrangements. Purists won't mistake the sunny lilt of "Anything for You" or the disco groove of "Let's Get It On" for the real rasta thing, but besides the corny "Sexy Girl," Snow doesn't stoop to delivering bubblegum drivel designed for luring millions of mall shoppers. Chatting and crooning over sharp, crisp rhythms, he can be sexy without slipping into the forced bravado of his cockier dance-hall counterparts like Shabba Ranks. At his best (on the gently throbbing "Rivertown" and the soulful "Things to Say"), he could even melt that fluffy white stuff he's named for. (EastWest)

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