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In Brief

* * Texas, "White on Blonde," Mercury.

September 21, 1997|Sandy Masuo

In its fourth album, this Scottish quintet draws on a surprising variety of styles without ruffling their smooth, adult-pop composure. Hints of ambient electronics, gritty rock and R&B grooves ripple through the lush layers of sound. Singer Sharleen Spiteri shifts effortlessly from bluesy crooning to a forthright folkiness without ever losing her poise. It all makes for a very beautiful musical display that remains frustratingly static.

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