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Chicago Tribune

June 13, 2003 Friday, REDEYE EDITION

Bill McGarvey
Tell Your Mother

Bill McGarvey, former lead singer of Valentine Smith, cut this record in his apartment in Hoboken, N.J. But make no mistake: This isn't the work of an amateur. McGarvey is a superb songwriter. The album is filled with pop gems that manage to sound familiar and new. A song like "That's What You Get" may bring to mind the Jayhawks, but it has a flavor all its own.

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