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Raphael Saadiq: Instant Vintage

Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2002

SAADIQ WOULD rather lay back than throw down. He's got a touch of Smokey Robinson's liquid satin in his phrasing and a complete absence of grit. His voice is a supple instrument that commands your attention because it insidiously draws you close and then envelops you.

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