The Doobie Brothers   One Step Closer
2.4
average
Release Date: 1980
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2.0 poorRobbit | November 29th 16

ONE STEP CLOSER was a huge letdown after the huge commercial and artistic success of 1978's MINUTE BY MINUTE. The main problem
here was that the songs were far less inspired. The band's style had gradually shifted too far away from their rock & roll roots
towards a very formulaic soft pop/rock sound. Lineup changes and less input from guitarist Pat Simmons were key factors in
allowing this degradation to occur. Instead, the band banked on Michael McDonald's silky soul vocals to sell this one, but even
he could salvage most of this material. The singles "Real Love" and "One Step Closer" prevent this album from being a complete
disaster. Simmons would depart the band in 1981 and the band would go on hiatus for the next 9 years.

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2.5 averageAlex Stephenson | July 6th 18
3.0 goodNext | May 17th 17
2.0 poortom138 | March 3rd 14
3.5 greatNoakesy | October 15th 12
2.0 poorluvdrama | June 26th 12
4.0 excellentcunter | October 26th 10
1.5 very poorVanwarp
1.0 awfulPoofy 666

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