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Return of the Space Cowboy As further validation that the '70s weren't as awful as we thought, Jamiroquai nestles up to the art-soul influences of Sly Stone, Rufus, and others...Return of the Space CowboyR&B As further validation that the '70s weren't as awful as we thought, Jamiroquai nestles up to the art-soul influences of Sly Stone, Rufus, and others...1995-03-10
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Return of the Space Cowboy

Genre: R&B; Status: In Season

As further validation that the ’70s weren’t as awful as we thought, Jamiroquai nestles up to the art-soul influences of Sly Stone, Rufus, and others with Return of the Space Cowboy (Work/Columbia). The Fender Rhodes is back with a sweet vengeance, as are syncopated grooves and horn-lined riffs played by humans, not samplers. No idle nostalgia broker, Jamiroquai is a funk-making machine with a bright future in the past. B+

Originally posted March 10 1995 — 12:00 AM EST

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