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You Must Ask the Heart On about one third of the 32-minute You Must Ask the Heart, Jonathan Richman taps into the tuneful simplicity of doo-wop. But the rest...You Must Ask the HeartRock On about one third of the 32-minute You Must Ask the Heart, Jonathan Richman taps into the tuneful simplicity of doo-wop. But the rest...1995-05-19
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You Must Ask the Heart

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Jonathan Richman; Producer (group): Rounder

On about one third of the 32-minute You Must Ask the Heart, Jonathan Richman taps into the tuneful simplicity of doo-wop. But the rest of the time, his attempts at childish whimsy sound forced, and emotional complexities seem beyond his reach, making this monotonous and insubstantial. C-

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