OVERRATED: The 'Yacht Rock' renaissance:

Indie rock's ongoing "Taste of the '80s" fixation has taken a kind of amusing turn of late, mining this breezy side of vintage soft rock, including Destroyer's buttery-smooth album "Kaputt" and the lusher moments on Bon Iver's self-titled new record. But now, Michael McDonald (pictured singing at the 2011 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000114" title="NBA Finals" href="/topic/sports/basketball/nba-finals-EVSPR000114.topic">NBA Finals</a>) is backing up electro group Holy Ghost!, and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001203" title="Christopher Cross" href="/topic/entertainment/music/christopher-cross-PECLB001203.topic">Christopher Cross</a> recently released his first album in 12 years. This stuff can't be coming back for real, can it?
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Indie rock's ongoing "Taste of the '80s" fixation has taken a kind of amusing turn of late, mining this breezy side of vintage soft rock, including Destroyer's buttery-smooth album "Kaputt" and the lusher moments on Bon Iver's self-titled new record. But now, Michael McDonald (pictured singing at the 2011 NBA Finals) is backing up electro group Holy Ghost!, and Christopher Cross recently released his first album in 12 years. This stuff can't be coming back for real, can it?

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