THC’s Adagio bears more than a passing resemblance to Everything But the Girl’s latest, Temperamental : they’re nearly identical. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though, considering the latter’s is the finest record of their career (yep, way better than all those contemporary adult-pop ones). The scant differences between the two – more accurately, where THC departs from EBTG – is that the former’s trip-hop beats are murkier, their drum n’ bass ones more skitteringly rabbit-footed, the overall ambiance less subtle. Again, replication never tasted this good – or sensual, for that matter.
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