As the social queen of East Coast pop-rock, Carly Simon can be counted on to put out well-tailored product that defines "class" (lots of money tastefully spent) to the industryites and consumers who regard the pop world as a toney horse race. With their tense fake-natural glamor, Simon's albums amount to aural fashion shows. Each year, an expensive name producer is engaged to design a collection that cautiously incorporates the latest trends and squeezes one or two hits out of the star's new material, thus validating her writing talents and recertifying her first-lady status commercially. (p. 50)
I've long thought that if Simon would scrap all but the best of her own songs and concentrate on singing...
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