Picks and Pans Review: The Brand New Heavies

UPDATED 08/07/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/07/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT

Get Used to It
R&B

Like Rufus without Chaka Khan, the Brand New Heavies were never the same without soulful singer N'Dea Davenport, who left the pioneering British acid-jazz outfit after two albums—and hits like 1991's still-smoking "Never Stop"—to pursue a solo career. Now, with Davenport back in tow for the first time in 12 years, the Heavies have gotten their groove back. From their righteous cover of Stevie Wonder's "I Don't Know Why (I Love You)" to the reggae-fied funk of the title track and the lush disco rush of "Let's Do It Again," their brand of retro-'70s R&B is awfully easy to get used to.

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