BOB GELDOF

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''...Bob Geldof is better known for his humanitarian work (Nobel Prize nominee, knighted Live Aid head) than for his few surviving Boomtown Rats hits, such as the killing-spree monologue “I Don’t Like Mondays.” His solo records have been shockingly uninteresting, but this one provokes an unseemly tabloid fascination: It’s his first since wife Paula Yates left him for INXS’s Michael Hutchence, both of whom later died ignominiously. For Geldof, 47, Sex, Age & Death is a midlife-crisis tale strong enough to reward repeated listens. Sir Bob quotes Bob Dylan on the bilious “One for Me” and does a dead-on Leonard Cohen for the elegantly wasted “Pale White Girls” and “10:15.” The personal lyrics make these echoes of Geldof’s heroes sound heartfelt rather than affected....''

SEX AGE & DEATH

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