October 03, 1994 12:00 PM

Barenaked Ladies

This is the second release from the Toronto-based group, and though a departure from their loopy 1992 debut, Gordon, it’s still a worthy follow-up. Much of the goofball humor of that first disc, like odes to Yoko Ono and Dijon ketchup, has been toned down, replaced by more serious songs such as “The Wrong Man Was Convicted” and “A.” But the Ladies’ melodies are still happy, full of Beatle-esque harmonies and easygoing, almost acoustic instrumentation. It’s the sort of breezy material that blows around in your head for weeks after just one listen. (Sire/ Reprise)

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