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Something for Everybody

Something For EverybodyA comeback album from Devo, the quintessential new-wave novelty act seems a bemusing prospect. But if you stop asking ''Why?'' you'll likely find yourself...Something For EverybodyRockA comeback album from Devo, the quintessential new-wave novelty act seems a bemusing prospect. But if you stop asking ''Why?'' you'll likely find yourself...2010-06-16
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Something For Everybody

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Devo

A comeback album from Devo, the quintessential new-wave novelty act seems a bemusing prospect. But if you stop asking ”Why?” you’ll likely find yourself surrendering to the band’s herky-jerky hooks and machinelike swing on Something for Everybody. And if the ”Don’t taze me, bro” bit in ”Don’t Shoot (I’m a Man)” feels dated, the wry political commentary of ”Sumthin’?” is impressively spot-on. B

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