Let’s see -¦ how would Living Proof best be described? Well, take the emotional depth of, say, the theme song from Alf -“ or perhaps Maybe The World Is Blind from the Punky Brewster show and add lyrics about men. But I’ll let the cryptic creativity of the track titles speak for themselves: A Different Kind Of Love Song, Love So High, Love Is A Lonely Place Without You, Real Love, Love One Another -¦ Really, let’s be reasonable -“ is this not a fucking joke? Cher’s team has done absolutely nothing to help her cause this year. Nothing. Every single nauseating pop clich?pat onto a DAT tape for the past two decades manages to make a comeback. But don’t think there are only old clich?included on Living Proof. That disgraceful new trend of having a tribute to the heroes of New York track on your album features here as well. This is how it’s done: find a song that was previously written about a root that screwed you over. Now accentuate a few generic key terms that can loosely be related to real tragedy. A good selection would include so brave, in my heart, always my hero or never forget you -“ bingo, you’re in on the action. Oh Christ -“ and just wait until you see the sleeve shots. One star for the it’s-so-bad-it’s-good factor.

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