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Album reviews: Fitz and the Tantrums' 'More Than Just a Dream'
There's a fine line between evolution and de-evolution, and which process Fitz and the Tantrums is experiencing on its sophomore effort, "More Than Just a Dream," depends on what you liked about the L.A. band's breakout debut. That record, the retro-soul-fueled "Pickin' Up the Pieces," delivered a few memorable hits, "Breakin' the Chains of Love" and "MoneyGrabber," and propelled the band to modest success while inviting comparisons to the more assured and charismatic Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
by Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
May 13, 2013