Josef Woodard
May 20, 1994 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Boingo

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it a B-

Movie-score composer and Oingo Boingo leader Danny Elfman tries to make peace with his two claims to fame. The first new album, Boingo, from Boingo (ixnay the Oingo) in four years is full of frothy charm, stalwart pop craft, and some shameless Beatlesesquerie (including a cover of ”I Am the Walrus”). On the down side, the sproinging dance ethic and overblown rock theatrics taste a bit stale, and the orchestral maneuvers amount to extraneous padding. B-

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