The Sign

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Bob Waliszewski

Album Review

Pro-Social Content

“All That She Wants” warns a young man about a woman out for a one-night stand (“She’s a hunter, you’re the fox . . . beware of that flashing in her eyes”). Two songs (“Don’t Turn Around” and the number-1 single, “The Sign”) demonstrate strength in the wake of romantic rejection. “Happy Nation” promotes brotherhood. Selfless love for a partner drives “Voulez-vous Danser.”

Objectionable Content

Contradicting the sentiment in “Voulez-vous Danser,” “Living in Danger” encourages egocentric living. “Dancer in a Daydream” tantalizingly propositions a prospective sexual partner (“I want to be your lover, but you’re so shy . . . join me in my jungle wet and wild”).

Summary Advisory

Musically upbeat and enjoyable, The Sign‘s fresh dance club sound would really swing if it weren’t weighed down by mixed messages.

Bob Waliszewski
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