Picks and Pans Review: Critics' Choice

updated 04/10/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/10/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>GEMINI Taking a break from the family business, El DeBarge turns out a supersmooth solo effort. (Motown)

MANDY PATINKIN Best known as a dramatic actor, Mandy Patinkin belts and croons, raising specters from Al Jolson to Randy Newman. (CBS)

ONE-WOMAN MAN Not exactly renowned for his dedication to monogamy, George Jones is nonetheless able to put this most enjoyable country album over with credibility to spare. (Epic)

SOMETIMES THAT'S ALL WE HAVE A new San Francisco-based group with a Cat in the Hat approach to pop music, the Sneetches have some fun with a '60s sound. (Alias)

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