Cheapness & Beauty The "cheapness" in the title of Boy George's umpteenth comeback shot refers to its slew of trashy rockers — a cabaret-metal costume ball that the… Cheapness & Beauty The "cheapness" in the title of Boy George's umpteenth comeback shot refers to its slew of trashy rockers — a cabaret-metal costume ball that the… Boy George
Music Review

Music Review: 'Cheapness & Beauty'

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Boy George

The ''cheapness'' in the title of Boy George's umpteenth comeback shot refers to its slew of trashy rockers — a cabaret-metal costume ball that the deeper-voiced Boy throws himself into with leering abandon, even when he's attacking the religious right. The ''beauty'' portion consists of a few Culture Club-style beauties. His heartbroken AIDS tribute may be drenched in soupy strings, but this is still his best solo work — for what that's worth anymore. A-

Originally posted Sep 08, 1995 Published in issue #291 Sep 08, 1995 Order article reprints
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