the Buzz for September 4th, 2010


Annie Lennox — “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (from Medusa) — A

Sherry Ann and I have this thing we call “The Annie Lennox Rule,” which simply states that once Annie has lent her golden pipes to a particular tune, said tune has been officially and irrevocably sung. And so it holds here, as Procol Harum’s densely cinematic, drug-addled classic becomes, in Ms. Lennox’s eminently capable hands, a lush, wistful, dreamlike masterpiece.