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Julian Lennon: Valotte (Atlantic)

Davitt Sigerson, Rolling Stone, 17 January 1985

YES, HE sounds and often thinks like His father. That's probably what accounts for Julian Lennon's label push and radio exposure. What's ironic is that Valotte, the debut album of a familiar sort of singer/songwriter, is exciting and irritating in just the ways debut records used to be — back in the days when raw talent was more frequently let through without being lawyered, A&Red and marketed into freeze-dried format fodder.

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