Simon Vozick-Levinson
July 27, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Tainted Love: Mating Calls and Fight Songs

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Shivaree
genre
Indie Rock

We gave it a B

Ambrosia Parsley has penned a host of seductive songs (notably ”Goodbye Moon”) with her band, Shivaree, but that hasn’t dissuaded them from covering these offbeat romantic tracks — which yields uneven results. While her coy cooing suits R. Kelly’s ”Half on a Baby,” her solemn take on Michael Jackson’s ”Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” is just tiresome. Most of the remaining tunes on Tainted Love: Mating Calls and Fight Songs are pleasant enough for a quick spin, but they hardly have the makings of a long-term listening relationship. B
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