Earth, Wind & Fire: Avatar (1996)

EWF avatarBy Scott Goldfine

Once-great R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire continue to trudge ahead 27 years after their inception with this unspectacular effort. While their personnel has changed considerably, the core of singers Maurice White and Philip Bailey and bassist Verdine White remain to carry forth EWF’s inimitable sonic tradition.

Unfortunately, the material fails an act that long ago lost the fire in its belly.

GRADE: C+

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