Robert Palmer: Don’t Explain (1990)

robert palmer don't explainBy Scott Goldfine

Suave singer/songwriter Robert Palmer delves into just about every musical genre imaginable on “Don’t Explain.” This 18-song LP includes rock, reggae, African, old standard, R&B and Latin numbers. While nobly ambitious, this eclectic effort is bogged down by too much filler.

Most successful are the rocking “Light Year,” the pop ditty “Mess Around” and the Marvin Gaye remake “Mercy, Mercy Me/I Want You.”

GRADE: C+

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