December 25, 1989 12:00 PM

Jefferson Airplane/Starship

The skies are definitely too crowded these days. Decades after it mattered, the Airplane re-formed for an album that was comical in its ambition and pathetic in its execution. The pop clichés of the spin-off Star-ship weren’t quite as atrocious as the music of their band-once-removed (what is their formal relationship anyway?), but that’s only because they went out and bought most of their songs.

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