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Uptown in the News  

April 16, 2004
Chicago READER
Let ‘Em See You Sweat
N*E*R*D at the Riviera, April 8
By Jessica Hopper


N*E*R*D's sophomore release, Fly or Die (Virgin), is a record that could only have been made by somebody who's got other ways to pay the bills. Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, aka the superproducer team the Neptunes, play all the instruments themselves, and with their plinky piano chords, rudimentary midtempo drumming , and cute three-note guitar solos, they sound like the best campus band in Akron busting out the Joe Jackson covers at last call. Taken as a pop album made by pop stars, it's frustrating; a million-dollar demo tape.


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