Neneh Cherry: Raw Like Sushi (1989)

neneh cherry raw like sushiBy Scott Goldfine

Singer Neneh Cherry, 25, makes one of the year’s biggest and most original debut splashes on “Raw Like Sushi.” The London-based Cherry renders a fresh, distinctive and seamless conglomerate of R&B, funk, rap and pop on this 10-cut package.

The effect is a provocatively arresting mix that delves into social (“Inner City”), romantic (“Love Ghetto”) and party (“Outre Risque Locomotive”) motifs.

GRADE: A-

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