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Letters to Cleo
Best known for their 1994 single "Here and Now," which played during the closing credits of Melrose Place a few years ago, Letters to Cleo is back with their third album, a collection of catchy power-pop tracks that feature lead singer Kay Hanley's little-girl vocals floating above the fuzz-guitar work of Michael Eisenstein and Greg McKenna. The Boston quintet's talent for pleasing pop melodies shows itself in tracks like the mid-tempo, hook-heavy "Because of You" and the retro-sounding, sing-along ear candy of "Co-pilot." Lest anyone think that this group can't rock, however, there's plenty of heavier material, including the punkish, edgy opener, "I Got Time." With a high-energy mix of muscle and melody, Letters to Cleo makes this a special delivery indeed. (Revolution)
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